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Pit bull kills girl, 5, in Mississippi

Feb. 12, 2010 at 4:27 PM

TERRY, Miss., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A 5-year-old girl was killed Friday in an attack by a neighborhood pit bull in Terry, Miss., her grandmother says.

Mable Bingham said the body of her granddaughter, Anataisa, was found lying in a ditch Friday after the attack by the dog, which the Hinds County Sheriff's Department took into custody, The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported.

"It's so sad," Bingham said of the death of her granddaughter, whom she raised since birth.

Bingham said the girl was playing in the snow outside when the attack took place. Additional details of the attack were not released.

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