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Waynesboro man charged after a child dies following dog attack

Waynesboro Police Department (FILE)
Waynesboro Police Department (FILE)
Published: Jan. 31, 2022 at 5:30 PM EST
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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) - Police have charged a Waynesboro man in connection with a deadly dog attack.

Investigators say a 7-year-old died and a woman was injured Saturday, January 29, after they were mauled by a Rottweiler.

The Waynesboro Police Department announced Monday, January 31, that 60-year-old Stephen Christopher Kachmar was charged Sunday with having a dangerous dog.

Police also say a family member of the child owned the dog, which is currently in quarantine at a shelter.

The attack reportedly happened in the 200 block Parker Heights Road area in Waynesboro. After emergency crews arrived just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the girl was taken to Augusta Health, where she died from her injuries. The woman was treated and released.

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