SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego woman whose 2-year-old son was mauled to death by the family's German shepherd has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment.
Twenty-year-old Valerie Carlson entered pleas Thursday to a dozen charges that carry a possible sentence of more than 19 years in prison.
The boy's face and neck were mauled at Carlson's Tierrasanta home on July 31. He died at a hospital.
The San Diego Union-Tribune says Carlson told investigators she usually put the dog, named Zeus, in a crate at night but she had been drinking and didn't feel like it.
The dog has been destroyed.
Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune
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