6-year-old reported killed by pit bull dog

Published 6:33 pm Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A 6-year-old girl has been killed in the Terry community and neighbors say a neighborhood dog fatally mauled her.

The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office said Anastasia Bingham was killed Friday some time before 8 a.m.

Sheriff’s Capt. Ken McGee said the girl was found lying in the snow and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Angie Collins, Anastasia’s cousin, told WLBT television that the girl was attacked by a pit bull belonging to someone in the neighborhood. The Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported that the dog was taken into custody by the Sheriff’s Office.