Wis. Boy Mauled, Killed by Pair of Pit Bulls

Daxton Borchardt, woman attacked by babysitter's dogs

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013  |  Updated 9:37 PM CDT
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Wis. Boy Mauled, Killed by Pair of Pit Bulls

WTMJ Milwaukee

Daxton Borchardt

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A young boy died Wednesday after he was attacked by a couple of pit bulls while in his babysitter's home in southeastern Wisconsin, authorities said.

Daxton Borchardt, 14-months-old, died at a Milwaukee area hospital a few hours after the attack in the Walworth County apartment.

The dog's owner, Susan Iwicki, 30, called 911 to report that she and the boy were being attacked by the animals, Madison NBC station WMTV reported.

"He is addorable, absolutely adorable," said Nicole Jennison, another woman who used to watch Dax, according to Milwaukee NBC station WTMJ.

The animals were removed and euthanized.

It remained unclear Thursday night if Iwicki will face any criminal charges.

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Separately, the funeral for a 7-year-old Galesburg, Ill., boy who was apparently killed by a pit bull over the weend was held Thursday.

Authorities say Ryan Maxwell was bitten by the dog at a home he was visiting Saturday afternoon.

Police say they pulled the dog off the boy and then shot the animal when it tried to attack them. Investigators said they had no previous reports indicating the dog to be dangerous.

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