The baby wasnt in a crib, he or she was in a car seat in the living room beside the parents mattress which was on the floor. I only got that info from reading all of the article.
I personally have to say a great deal of the blame has to lay on the parents. I mean, how could anyone sleep through something like that with the child in the same room?!?
Granted, thats just my insight, but lets try to put some rationality into this. As far as the 6 week old puppy, Thats a hard question, we cant ask the puppy if he was merely trying to nurse (one of the vet's first thoughts). Maybe the 2 parents should also be charged with animal neglegence, if the dog was actually eating the babies toes because it was hungry. Before anyone goes running off at the mouth about ZOMFG it was a pitbull blah blah blah blah BS, remember more people are seriously injured by poodles every year. (more @ HitandRun than anyone else). Killing the dog wont solve the problem, if you really think it will you need to seriously reconsider your moral values.
*akh... caught redhanded:p
ok i didnt read the whole article, but i read the part where thers a vet saying they dog may only try to nurse the baby... sure, i can understand that... dogs are cute... regardless its a pit bull or a chihuahua, so i wont blame the dog at all.
ok, so the baby not in a crib. i read that the parents were sleeping and thus id assume without reading the full article that it was a t night and a baby must be sleeping in a crib as oppose on the parents bed (i logically cant, probably wont, think of any other place a baby should sleep at that age), so i was wrong. but like what Tao said above, u supposed to keep an eye on the dog regardless.
as my previous post: its the parents' fault. no matter how u look at it.