When Brenda Villasin dropped her 9-month-old daughter off for her grandmother's early morning day early Wednesday morning, she kissed the sleeping baby's feet and said goodbye
It was the last time that she brought little Liana to life
A few hours later, Villasin received a phone call from a relative informing her that something terrible had happened to her daughter. She flew home at a speed of 100 miles an hour from her work in Pompano Beach, home to her father's grandmother in Miramar.
When she arrived, Villasin was greeted by the police. Her daughter was dead, they told her, killed by a family dog while sitting in a baby chair.
"I'm deaf now," Brenda Villasin said in a tearful interview in front of her grandmother's house. She was the best thing that could ever happen to me. "
Miramar police say Liana was killed by a pit bull, a breed of dogs whose attacks on humans nearly 30 years ago resulted in the animal being banned in Miami-Dade in West Broward County, just on The North Side of the Dade County Line.
Police said they attacked a 91
Miramar Fire Rescue declared the 9-month-old girl dead. Her mother identified her as Liana Valino.
The police say that Liana's grandmother, the baby's father's mother, was the adult caregiver in the house at the time of the attack. Of the three dogs in the house, only one was involved. According to the police, this dog is 3 to 4 years old
All three dogs were loaded into an animal transporter and taken away. It was not clear if the dog that attacked the baby was knocked down.
The entire 2400 block of Kingston Drive was blocked on Wednesday afternoon with a crime scene tape as the investigators entered the family home. Miami Herald reporter David Smiley contributed to this report. This is an urgent message and will be updated as more is learned.