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Babysitter found guilty of child endangerment after dog mauling

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PRAIRIE CITY (KWWL) -

A jury finds a Prairie City babysitter guilty of child endangerment.

Jena Wright was found guilty of child endangerment resulting in serious injury, neglect of a dependent person, assault not causing bodily injury and interference with official acts causing bodily injury. These charges stem from the death of four-year-old Jordyn Arndt. Wright was babysitting Arndt in April of 2013 when the child was mauled by a dog.

According to WHO-TV, the prosecution says Wright knew the dog had a violent history.

Kristy Cockerham testified that she was previously bitten by Wright's dog.

“Brutis came up to me I was petting him on his head and he put his mouth around my wrist, I tried to pull my wrist out and he bit down harder, I tried again and he bit down harder so I asked for them to get the dog off of me,” Cockerham said.

The defense argued Brutis was playing not biting, but the jury disagreed.

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