PD: Phoenix mom charged as Pit Bull pup bites infant left home alone

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jun 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-12 15:29:16-04

A Phoenix mom has been charged with child abuse after her 11-month-old child was bit on both legs when she was left home alone with a Pit Bull puppy.

On June 8, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office filed child abuse charges against 23-year-old Keaunnah Wright.

Wright is being accused of leaving her infant daughter alone laying on the bed when she left her home, near 28th Street and Broadway Road.

She allegedly left her for about ten minutes, while she took out the trash. Police say a four to five-month-old Pit Bull puppy was loose in the apartment at the time. When Wright returned, she reportedly heard the girl screaming and saw that she was bleeding from both her legs. 

She allegedly sent a video message to the child's father and then called 911. Hospital staff reports that the girl was bitten on both her legs.

While Wright has been charged, she has not yet been arrested in this incident.