A 70-year-old Georgia woman was charged with murder after her grandson was mauled to death by her two pit bulls.
Sandra Adams was babysitting the 20-month-old toddler at her home when the dogs jumped on the little boy, Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.
Police said Adams and the child were in the backyard of the home and when she went to reenter the house, the dogs charged past her and started attacking the little boy.
Adams said she tried to shield the child and pull the dogs off her grandson. She was eventually able to get them back inside the house.
She then scooped the little boy up, drove to a nearby location to get his mom and took him to the Reddy Urgent Care in Hartwell.
The child suffered bite marks and tears to his neck and head, police said. He was pronounced dead about 20 minutes after the attack.
Adams, who had been cited on multiple occasions for having disorderly animals, was charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.
She was also charged with second-degree cruelty to children.
The two pit bulls are being held in separate locations and will be observed for 24 to 48 hours. WSPA reports that the dogs will be euthanized sometime this week.