Children’s Services To Probe Death Of Brooklyn 4-Year-Old Killed By Dog

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The head of New York City’s children’s services agency is vowing to investigate the mauling death of a 4-year-old boy in his Brooklyn home.

Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John Mattingly tells the Daily News he is looking into whether, and to what extent, the agency had prior contact with the boy’s family. He says if it had, he wanted to make sure everything was done right.

Police say 4-year-old Jayelin Graham was mauled to death Friday night by a family dog, a male 100-pound Cane Corso mastiff.

Jayelin suffered wounds to his head, neck and torso and died at the hospital.

There were other animals found in the home, including a German shepherd. Both dogs were taken to Animal Care and Control.

The boy’s great-grandfather, Ameer Jamaal-Uddin, said the dogs belonged to the mother’s boyfriend.

Mattingly says he is also reviewing the agency’s procedures regarding dangerous dogs, and is considering tightening the rules.

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  • amanda

    See dog gets blamed! I pray there wasn’t any prior contact between children services and this family ONLY because that makes this whole thing more tragic

    • Mad As Hell........

      Well thank God for small favors. Why the hold-up ? This girl was living in nasty, dirty, un-sanitary conditions not only with her children but dogs and the local dog from the “hood”
      She and he should be held accountable for this little boys’ death, based on the appearance of the home and her, we all could tell she cared for no-one but the grown dog in the apt who was living there for three hots, a cot and free roof..courtesy of tax-payers.
      How could she live in such squalid conditions with those small kids and a newborn, and had the nerve to say she was to be married on her 24th birthday?
      This is a job for immediate action, remove the remaining kids, kick the local bum out and put her in jail until she can perhaps come up with a logical explanation as to ………..WHY SHE LIVED LIKE THIS AND ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN….

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