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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The mother of the nine-day-old baby who was mauled to death by dogs in Bladen County last month was arrested on Friday after being indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter.

According to Bladen County Sheriff’s deputies, Chelsea Lynn Brigman was arrested around 5 p.m. on Friday and was released from Bladen County Jail a few hours later under a $50,000 bond.

The Sheriff’s Office confirms the 18-year-old Brigman, identified on the initial incident report as Chelsea Camerino, is the mother of nine-day-old Addyson Camerino, who died after at least one dog attacked her at a home in Clarkton August 30.

Animal Control seized five dogs from the home.

“Everyone there that was there and had the dogs around in the house, to me they’re all responsible,” said Sandra Guyton, a Clarkton resident. “Something should have been done before now, I mean how long has it been since the child was attacked? I don’t know it just seems something should have been done.”

Susan Butler, who also lives in Clarkton says the death of baby Addyson is not only a tragedy, the situation, she says could have been easily avoided.

“We don’t think about our animals because we love them so much and they’re a part of our family as being still animals,” said Butler. “We don’t think about electrical cords or about little things that could hurt children. We have a lot of preventable deaths and unfortunately this is one of those cases.”

Both district attorney Jon David and the Bladen County Sheriff say a more detailed statement about Addyson’s death will be released some time tomorrow. According to a deputy at the Bladen County Jail, Brigman is scheduled to be in court on October 4.

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Hmm...
2016 years 2 months ago

If the mother did not leave the child alone then how were the dogs able to get, AND KILL, her child? I fear that you are the ignorant one here. And, since you obviously know everything, then please let me know why it is a man would not save his own grandchild from the dogs attacking her. You need to stop acting childish and calling others stupid just because they have an opinion or thought that differs from your own.

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cindy lewis
2016 years 2 months ago

the mother did not leave the child alone. she was the baby in the care of of her father inlaw, the babys grandfather. So glad you think you are god and can put judgement like that on someone. maby you should get the facts before you start opening your stupid mouth.

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Great Grandma
2016 years 2 months ago

Involuntary manslaughter? That’s it??? How about child endangerment for even having those dogs in the house with a baby? And child neglect for leaving the girl alone while she went to shower? And wrongful death for the child being killed because of the situation she created? So many things to charge this idiot with, but she really should be sterilized as she is definitely not mother material! You can’t change stupid!

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cindy lewis
2016 years 2 months ago

I meant to say ADDY. I was so upset when I was writing that I didnt even proof read it or look up to realize I was hitting the b instead of d. We called her Addybug.

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cindy lewis
2016 years 2 months ago

well , I dont see all of you talking now. The ones that want to talk all that heartless crap about chelsea. Now that she has been through a trial bringing back the horror that she already has to face everyday knowing her baby is gone. She is still devastaed as is the whole family over the loss of Abby. Thats right ABBY , this baby has name , although most on here talked about her like an object. She had a mother and father , two sets of grandparents, a uncle, cousins , a whole family that loved… Read more »

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