A 3-day-old baby in San Diego, US, was killed by a family dog while in the parents’ bed on Friday.
Police said the mother and father were watching television with the baby and the American Staffordshire terrier, when the mother coughed and startled the dog, who bit the baby, according to a report by time.com.
The parents were said to have separated the dog from the baby and rushed him to the hospital but were not able to save him.
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The dog has been taken into custody and quarantined by animal services for 10 days. The family will have the option to euthanize (kill) or claim the dog after the quarantine, the report added.