Relative who owned dog that killed baby set for sentencing

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The step-grandmother of a 7-month-old Indiana boy killed in a 2014 dog attack is set for sentencing in his death in Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports 38-year-old Kimiko Hardy, of Dayton, faces sentencing Thursday on charges including involuntary manslaughter, endangering children and failure to restrain a vicious dog.

Hardy’s pit bull mix attacked the boy at her home in July 2014. Her attorney has said it was an “unforeseeable tragedy” and that Hardy tried to stop the dog.

The coroner initially ruled it an accident, but investigators determined Hardy knew the dog was dangerous.

Authorities say the dog had charged a letter carrier, causing the postal service to refuse delivery to her address. Weeks before the killing, the animal bit and attacked another dog near Hardy’s home.

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