Arrest Made in Baby’s Death



ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police July 13 arrested a woman from the town of Frankfort in connection with the fatal dog attack on the woman’s daughter on April 12.

Detective Adam Kelley arrested Katrina Mitchell, 29, at her home on the Town Hill Road and charged her with endangering the welfare of a child, Maine State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland said.

Police said the baby, Annabelle Mitchell, who was 7 months old, was mauled to death in the living room of the house by the family’s Rottweiler, named Hannibal, while the mother slept on the couch.

A report in the Bangor Daily News states that Mitchell had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana before falling asleep. Tests administered later in the day on April 12 showed that Mitchell’s blood alcohol level was .30, almost four times the legal driving limit, the report stated.

McCausland said the charge was filed after consulting with the district attorney’s office. Mitchell was taken to the Waldo County Jail and was being held in lieu of $1,060 bail.

Mitchell’s husband, John, was not at home at the time the attack occurred and later asked a deputy to shoot the dog.

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