Police: Dog killed 8-month-old girl while she played in her bouncy chair

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(Photo: Carline Jean, South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) (Photo: Carline Jean, South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) -

Police say the dog that killed a Florida baby was a pit bull.

Miramar police said 8-month-old Liana Valino was sitting in a bouncy chair in a bedroom at her paternal grandparents' home in suburban Fort Lauderdale when she was attacked by the male dog, which is about 4-years-old.

The girl's 24-year-old mother, Brenda Villasin, told reporters she dropped the baby off in the morning before heading to work.

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The dog and two pit bulls owned by the family were taken away by animal control officers. No decision on their fate has been made.