Parents of 2-Year-Old Mauled by Their 4 Rottweilers Charged With His Death

A 2-year-old boy from Citrus County, Florida, would be alive today if not for the negligence of his parents, according to police, who are being held accountable after the family's four Rottweiler dogs mauled the toddler to death. Christopher Camejo, 29, and Claudia Scarbrough, 31, were allegedly busy getting high on drugs and no one was reportedly supervising the tot when he wandered off into the backyard and was killed by his family dogs.

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Both parents were reportedly home on Dec. 6, the day this horrific tragedy took place, but they were under the influence of "multiple drugs," according to police. The couple's three children -- including a 5-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy -- were all at home at the time.

Family members told police the young victim, whose name is Chris, was mauled by dogs after his grandfather's girlfriend, Kimberly Fisher -- whom we presume was given the task of watching the children -- took a bathroom break and he wandered outside into the backyard on his own. She says the dogs had never before been aggressive towards the children and that it was unclear what set them off this time.

Animal control officers have removed the dogs, as well as a fifth dog, from the home and are keeping them at a shelter until the police complete their investigation.

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The family, meanwhile has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the cost of this poor little boy's funeral.

After a two-week investigation, police have charged Camejo and Scarbrough with manslaughter and child neglect. They are each being held on $20,000 bail and their two children have been placed in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Based on the details we have so far, do you feel this toddler's mother and father should be charged with his murder?

 

Images via Citrus County Sheriff's Office

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