According to San Diego police, the parents were in a bedroom watching TV on Thursday, April 21, when the mom coughed suddenly, startling the dog which was lying in bed with them.
The dog was startled and unexpectedly attacked the baby, said San Diego Police Sgt. Tu Nguyen with the department’s child abuse unit.
The parents drove to a nearby hospital where the newborn was pronounced dead.
“It’s such a horrific, tragic incident they are going through,” Nguyen said.
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