A 9-year-old boy was mauled to death while he was home alone in a trailer, Yuba County Sheriff’s investigators said on Monday.
The boy’s 24-year-old sister was in charge of watching him, but left him alone with her three pit bulls, reports CBS Sacramento.
Alexandria Griffin-Heady remains under investigation as she copes with the brutal death of Tyler Trammell Huston.
Neighbors in the quiet Linda neighborhood say Griffin-Heady recently moved into the small trailer, wanting to better her life and eventually pull her little brother out of the foster system.
In one picture, she’s cuddling with her three pit bulls, and in another she’s hugging her brother. But what looked happy on the outside was complicated, the boy’s uncle said.
“With the circumstances of Ally not being mature enough, not able to handle a 9-year-old,” Donald Thorpe said. “She’s just barely 24 herself.”
He says Tyler lived a hard life, moving in and out of foster homes after his mom died of a drug overdose homeless on the streets of Sacramento.
Thorpe says Tyler’s sister recently moved to the trailer from Florida and got approved for weekend visits, with the goal of later adopting Tyler.
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SOURCE: CBS News