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UPDATE: No Charges Expected in Fatal Wis. Pit Bull Attack

UPDATED Monday, March 17, 2013 --- 4:08 p.m.

TOWN OF WALWORTH, Wis. (AP) -- The Walworth County sheriff's office says no charges are expected in a pit bull attack that killed a young boy earlier this month.

Sheriff's Capt. Dana Nigbor tells The Janesville Gazette she does not anticipate any criminal charges being filed in the mauling.

The district attorney's office will make a final charging decision. District Attorney Daniel Necci said Friday it was too soon to tell if his office would file charges.

Fourteen-month-old Daxton Borchardt was at his baby sitter's home in the Town of Walworth March 6 when the two were attacked by the woman's pit bulls. The boy was pronounced dead a few hours later.

Funeral services for Dax, as the boy was called, were held last Tuesday in Williams Bay.

The two pit bulls were euthanized.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, March 7, 6:01 p.m.

From our news partner, WITI in Milwaukee:

WALWORTH COUNTY (WITI) — A little boy was killed on Wednesday, March 6th when he was attacked by two pit bulls, and detectives have been handed the case to see whether there was any wrongdoing.

The Walworth County Coroner says an autopsy was performed Thursday, March 7th on the body of one-year-old Daxton Borchardt, who was killed Wednesday in a pit bull attack. It could be weeks before an official report is released.

Walworth County deputies say the boy was being watched by a babysitter in a Walworth apartment on Wednesday, when two of the woman’s pit bulls suddenly attacked.

Both the babysitter, 30-year-old Susan Iwicki and the toddler suffered injuries. They were rushed to the hospital, and Borchardt was later flown by Flight for Life to Children’s Hospital, where he later died.

The two pit bulls were euthanized by a veterinarian.

At the Red Room bar in nearby Elkhorn, the little boy was remembered on Thursday. His father is a DJ at the bar, where messages of support were written on the wall.

“Our prayers are with them and if they need anything, you know, we’ll be here,” the bar’s owner said.

Donations can be made at any Associated Bank to the Daxton Borchardt Fund.

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UPDATED Thursday, March 7, 2013 --- 10:08 a.m.

From our news partner, WITI in Milwaukee:

WALWORTH COUNTY (WITI) — Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies say a 14-month-old boy was attacked by two pit bulls in the Town of Walworth on Wednesday, March 6th. The boy later died.

The boy was flown by Flight for Life to Milwaukee with critical injuries — but later succumbed to those injuries.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred on North Lakeshore Drive.

30-year-old Susan Iwicki called 911 just before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, stating that she and the young boy were under attack from two pit bulls she owns on the property. The animals were removed from the property, and a vet euthanized both pit bulls.

A neighbor told FOX6 News Iwicki was babysitting the child.

“It’s a quiet area. A lot of the people don’t live here year round, and it’s a quiet road. I’m not gonna sleep well tonight,” Sandi McGough said.

The area was quiet without many of its summertime residents, but those who live in the area year round said they were stunned and heartbroken to learn of the pit bull attack.

A neighbor told FOX6 News Iwicki had had the pit bulls since they were puppies, and said the dogs seemed well-behaved.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 --- 11:15 p.m.

According to Affiliates in Milwaukee WITI, the woman who made the call to police was the boy's babysitter. The two pit bulls also belonged to the babysitter.

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UPDATED Wednesday, March 6, 2013 --- 6:07 p.m.

TOWN OF WALWORTH, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a young boy has died after he was attacked by a couple of pit bulls in southeastern Wisconsin.

According to the Walworth County sheriff's office, the county coroner's office confirmed that the boy died of his injuries at a Milwaukee area hospital about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The sheriff's office got a 911 call from a 30-year-old woman Wednesday saying she and a 14-month-old boy were being attacked by pit bulls.

The caller said she and the boy were being attacked by two pit bulls she owns in the Town of Walworth. The animals were removed and euthanized.

The woman said both she and the boy suffered multiple injuries. The boy was flown to a Milwaukee area hospital with critical injuries. His name was not released.

An investigation continues.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Wednesday, March 6, 2013 --- 5:34 p.m.

Update from the Walworth Co. Sheriff's Department:

UPDATED INFORMATION: The Walworth County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that at 3:32pm the boy succumbed to his injuries and died at a Milwaukee-area hospital.

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UPDATED Wednesday, March 6, 2013 --- 4:03 p.m.

TOWN OF WALWORTH, Wis. (AP) -- A young boy is being treated for critical injuries after he was attacked by a couple of pit bulls in southeastern Wisconsin.

The Walworth County sheriff's office got a 911 call from a 30-year-old woman early Wednesday afternoon saying she and a 14-month-old boy were being attacked by pit bulls.

The caller said she and the boy were being attacked by two pit bulls she owns in the Town of Walworth. The animals were removed and euthanized.

The woman said both she and the boy suffered multiple injuries. The boy was flown to a Milwaukee area hospital with critical injuries.

An investigation continues.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Wednesday, March 6, 2013 --- 3:56 p.m.

Press Release form the Walworth Co. Sheriff's Office:

On Wednesday, March 06, 2013, approximately 1246pm, Walworth County Sheriff received a 911 call from a caller located at N2037 North Lakeshore Drive in the Town of Walworth. The caller stated that she and a 14 month old boy were being attacked by Pit Bulls. Deputies and Rescue personnel responded to the scene.

The caller, identified as 30 year old Susan Iwicki, stated that she and this young boy were under attack from two Pit Bulls she owns on the property and had sustained multiple injuries. The animals were removed from the property and a local vet euthanized both Pit Bulls.

The young boy was initially transported by ambulance to Mercy-Walworth Medical Center and Hospital and then taken by Flight For Life to a Milwaukee-area hospital with critical injuries.

This is an open, ongoing investigation.


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