The child was airlifted to Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in critical condition.
Sheriff Richard Vaughan said the child was attacked by the couple's pit bull-mix, E. After an investigation, including executing a search warrant of the couple's home, John Underwood II and Terra Connell were charged with felony child neglect and possessing a vicious dog.
Her older sister and roommate, Robin Ross, heard her screams for help.
The male pit bull was found dead at the scene; the dog reportedly had a severe case of heartworms and became overexcited during the attack causing heart failure.
The two dogs that attacked Jaylan, both mixed-breed females, were euthanized after the attack.
Davino and her husband drove the animal across state lines to Story's home and gave her the dog free of charge.
Davino said the dog was "a big baby" and had never been aggressive in the past. Gladys was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The sheriff's office described the dogs as two adult pit bull-mixed breeds and two juvenile mixed-breeds, containing pit bull, labrador and heeler.
Authorities seized the dog that inflicted the bite. Joseph Ohr, the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy, said the baby died after the dog's teeth pierced the infant's skull causing fatal brain injuries. Facebook photos -- which caused an angry backlash on social media -- showed that the dogs used these baskets as beds. The male dog belonging to Grim's brother was later declared vicious and returned to him.
[source citations] Suzanne Story, 36-years old, suffered a violent death by her pit bull-mix.
In 2016, eight fatalities involved dogs from two or more different breeds, thus producing a "death credit" total of 41 rather than 31.
Two dog breeds each contributed to one death, including: Australian cattle dog and shar pei.
She gushed about her pit bulls on social media and posted numerous photos of them.