5-year-old killed by pit bulls in Thomasville


A five-year-old Thomasville girl was killed by three pit bulls on Monday.

Thomasville Police said the child, identified as Cheyenne Peppers, was pronounced dead at a local hospital just before 5 p.m.

Investigators said the girl was playing in her yard when she was attacked by the family's pets.

Police said the canines were turned over to animal control officers to be euthanized.

Authorities have not determine if any criminal charges will be filed.

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