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Growing list of toddlers killed by pit bulls

MT has added a Pit Bull category because there are just too many pit bull related deaths amongst small children. It’s an epidemic.

A family pet has killed a 2-year-old San Bernardino boy whose parents briefly left him alone as he rode his tricycle in their enclosed side yard.

Nathan Aguirre died Friday at Loma Linda University Medical Center from severe head and neck injuries after one of the family’s two pit bulls attacked him the night before, said Sgt. Gary Robertson.

Nathan was the second toddler to die in the last four months in San Bernardino County from a pit bull attack. In January, 3-year-old Omar Martinez died from injuries from being mauled by his family’s pit bull at his Apple Valley home, about 40 miles north of San Bernardino.