Rottweiler mauls 1-year-old boy to death

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An 18-month-old North Carolina boy is dead after being mauled by his grandfather’s dog.

Nyhiem Wilfong and a 5-year-old cousin were playing in their grandfather’s backyard Sunday night.

His dog Kobe, a 100 pound Rottweiler, was chained up, and the children went to play with him, as they had done so many times before.

“The dog grabbed the child by the head, from what we’re understanding. Now you take a 1-year-old child with a dog that big, it doesn’t take a whole lot of pressure for that dog to do some damage,” said Greg Greene, who heads Caldwell County Animal Control.

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