ONLY ON 3: Autopsy report of 9-day-old killed by dogs says baby may have had broken neck

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Submitted: Wed, 10/05/2011 - 3:49am
Updated: Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:26pm

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – An autopsy report done on 9-day-old Addyson Camerino, who was killed in Bladen County by family dogs, shows the baby had multiple teeth injuries on her body and that the dogs may have broken her neck during the mauling.

The report also says she had a compound skull fracture on the back of her head, an open wound on her face and bites on her back and under her right arm.

Her mother, 18-year-old Chelsea Lynn Brigman and her grandfather were both charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The narrative of the report says Brigman was inside her home with her father-in-law, two male friends and five dogs. Brigman told investigators that she went to take a shower, leaving Addyson in her car seat on a table with her father-in-law and the male friends.

Brigman said she was in the shower 5-10 minutes when the father-in-law called out her name and said, “Your baby!”

When she came back into the room, Addyson was on the floor face down in a pool of blood.

They then called 911 and started CPR. When EMS arrived and put her on the heart monitor, the report says she was “straight lined.” The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The report says Brigman told investigators the dogs were in a pen when she came to check on the baby. The wounds appear to be by animals, possible the dogs, the medical examiner says. But he adds he’s not sure which dogs made the bites.

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2 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Autopsy report of 9-day-old killed by dogs says baby may have had broken neck"

2015 years 8 months ago

There were 2 male friends present.

Regrdless of whether they were her friends or friends of her father-in-law, one has to ask — what were three adult males doing while the dogs were on the rampage?

Did any of those 3 males have bite marks on them to indicate they attempted to intercede and pull the dogs from the child?

What were they doing which would have prevented them from taking some action?

There are three men who should all share the guilt if they have no marks on their bodies.

2015 years 8 months ago

There is SO much wrong with this situation. IF the baby was left in a carseat on the counter, only a VERY irresponsible person would NOT have strapped her baby in it. My question is, HOW did the baby get released from the seat (most are tricky to unbuckle in the FIRST place)? Not sure the dogs could pull that off. No matter, with the compound skull fracture – that’s sounds like she FELL off the table. Maybe the dogs attacked her at that point. A broken neck could have come from the fall OR the vicious dog(s) shaking her like they do when they attack something. It mentions the dogs were in a pen when she came to check on the baby; so did the father-in-law and male friends break up the attack and round them up and pen them afterward? Were ANY of the men eat up at all. if the broke up the attack there should be marks SOEWHERE. Alos, all three men left the baby laying in the floor face down in a pool of blood? Give me a break here. Sounds like the WHOLE house is guilty for letting this poor child be attacked by animals.