Infant Boy Attacked And Killed By Family Dog

Police are investigating after a Lexington baby was killed by the family dog.

The attack happened at around 3:50, Friday afternoon, at a home on Seven Pines Drive.

Police say the family's Jack Russell Terrier mauled seven-week-old Justin Mozer while his mother was in the bathroom, reportedly bathing another child.

The coroner says the baby was found unresponsive at the home and later died at the hospital.

Right now, the death is being ruled an accident and no charges have been filed.

There's no word on Mozer's funeral arrangements.
Funeral arrangments for Justin have not yet been set.

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  • by margaret Location: west midlands on Feb 10, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    i am sickiend by what hapened to the baby children should not be left alone  with animals no matter what breed it is to many children are getting injured or killed dogs are not humans they should not be treated as such,we need laws changing and quickly i have 15 grandchildren i look after my sons staff but when my granchildren visit the dog goes out the back it stands to common sence you dont leave babys and toddlers on there own with any animal i dont trust our dog when my children visit unless i am in the same room as heart goes out to this family the owners are responsable for there animals and for the way they behave.any dog can turn no matter what the breed is.when children are around or babys animals should be removed from the whole children can be safer.
  • by erin Location: 1718ejuarezave on Mar 7, 2008 at 06:18 PM
    wow that is horrible i always thought that dogs were the nicest things in the world now i know to always keep a look out because they can be a death trap
  • by Jack Russel Location: Everywhere USA on Jan 24, 2008 at 10:18 AM
    First off, I am an animal (the doggy kind); not a human so please don’t treat me like one. As with any animal, I am unpredictable. Yes, some humans are unpredictable but they have “thought process:” I do not. I can appear to be loving and obedient but that’s only because I know where my food and shelter come from. I can also be protective, jumpy, uncontrollable and mean-spirited. I should not be allowed to sleep in your bed; I should not be allowed to eat from the table (literally); I should not be allowed to sit in your lap while you drive and I definitely should not be left alone with young children. I can be spooked very easily and will attack to protect my space. A report said dogs injure or kill more people than any other animal. The reason is nobody is allowed to own a mountain lion, bear, hyena, etc for a pet. The more of one species allowed the more problems you have. We aren’t all bad, but like I said, we ARE NOT human so please, don’t treat us like one…
  • by SR Location: Lexington on Jan 24, 2008 at 09:19 AM
    To: Anonymous - you must have misunderstood my comment so let me explain. Yes, an innocent baby has been killed but you would have to be narrow minded in assuming that all parents are honest. Read todays story on the infant clinging to life from the parents beating. I am simply saying that it COULD HAPPEN that parents blame their pet for neglect. Just the same as some parents claim that the child fell off of a washer or down the steps BUT the truth is someone hurt the child intentionally. We both have read stories to that aspect. It is also a parents responsibility to protect their child inside and outside of the home. I am a parent and do just that. The people in this world is what makes it crazy. Where is the morals these days? Childen being abused, a 91 year old man being beaten so bad that he dies, murders, thefts, rapes, etc. If it makes the news then 90% of the time it made it to the news for a reason which is not a good or honest one.
  • by You bunch of holier than thou hypocrites on Jan 24, 2008 at 09:08 AM
    Shame on all of you for blaming the mother. Accidents happen. I wish you all had to live by the standards you wish to inflict on others - because failure is the end game. The mother deserves sympathy, not these vicious comments. I find it hard to believe that a mother with several children is always in the presence of all her young children, without ever letting them alone to even be in another room or their back yard.
  • by mel Location: lex on Jan 24, 2008 at 06:39 AM
    No one is at fault, dogs bite, kids nap on beds, this was a tragic accident. The dog had been around children for years, and there's not a busy mother alive (including me) who has not laid an infant across a bed propped with pillows for a nap while being in the next room attending to another child. I have had dogs all my life, and please don't fool yourself into thinking you trained yours right or it's not a certain breed or he wouldn't do this because they are animals and therefore unpredictable in some situations. Terrible accident, no one's fault, just very sad.
  • by becky Location: ky on Jan 23, 2008 at 11:05 PM
    Well, where should I start? I have a Pit Bull and a small other dog in my home along with two children. I believe it is how you raise your dogs. I do not get a dog if I can not raise it from being a pup to adult hood.I have raised mine from 6 weeks and up. This was an accident and the only one that is getting the blame is the dog and the mother is the one whom needs the blame for leaving a 6 wk child unattended. Noone can tell me any different about dogs and children.If you raise a dog to be mean then it will be, if you raised it to guard, protect and so forth it will.I have raised mine to love, and play and so forth and have had no incidents with either one ever and I mean EVER and probably won't.
  • by Johnny Parks Location: Lexington on Jan 23, 2008 at 03:56 PM
    Its people like Crystal that worry me, it takes a tragic thing to happen to educate these people. But its no question that having a dog in the house is just plain unsanitary, especially if there are children. I can't imagine trying to live in the same surroundings as a dog.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2008 at 02:58 PM
    SR in Lexington--GET A GRIP ON REALITY!! poor dogs?! blaming parental abuse on the DOG?!?! you're NUTS. plain and simple--this dog KILLED a baby. it shouldnt have had access to the baby--THAT is the parents fault..but GEEZ way to go adn forgot a complete innocent was KILLED and will never be here again!
  • by C.D. Location: MT.STERLING on Jan 23, 2008 at 02:50 PM


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