Teen mom charged in toddler daughter's dog mauling death near Sa - WBTW-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Florence, SC

Teen mom charged in toddler daughter's dog mauling death near Savannah

Posted: Updated:
Summer Laminack (left) and Monica Renee. Summer Laminack (left) and Monica Renee.
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

    Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:03:13 GMT
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said.
  • SC island remembers 'Forrest Gump' filming 20 years ago

    SC island remembers 'Forrest Gump' filming 20 years ago

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:31:12 GMT
    When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film.
    When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film.
  • Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

    Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:10:56 GMT
    Yosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photoYosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photo
    A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
    A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
ELLABELL, Ga -

A teen mom near Savannah has been charged in the fatal dog mauling of her toddler daughter after deputies said several adults were in a house sleeping at 6:30 pm the day the attack happened.

The attack on Monica Renee Laminack, age 21 months, was the worst thing the Bryan County Sheriff said he had seen when it happened on March 27.

Summer Laminack,  age 18, was charged on Tuesday with Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree in the death of Monica, who was killed by several dogs, officials said.

Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith days the child was mauled by pit bull dogs owned by the family.  He says the child's clothes had been torn off and the girl and the girl was apparently dragged around the yard and that the child was dead at the scene.

 Smith says several people were apparently home at the time but were sleeping at 6:30 pm. on a Wednesday. He says apparently at one point the grandmother awakened and saw the attack and yelled "they're killing Monica."

He said there were 3 adults and two young boys in the home at the time of the attack.

"The 18-year-old mother ... picked the child up and stayed with it, but she knew the child was dead at that time," the sheriff said.

He says the seven dogs, all pit bulls or mixed pit bulls, were "put down" and that he takes full responsibility for that decision.

  Laminack has been released on a $5000 bond. 

 Further action by the Bryan County Grand Jury is pending, officials said.

Zip Code Weather!
Get a local weather report and a 10-day forecast by typing in your zip code!
Powered by WorldNow

101 McDonald Court
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Telephone: 843.293.1301
Fax: 843.293.1760
Email: news@wbtw.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company