“I failed him,” Boy killed when left alone with sister’s dogs

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EAST LINDA, Calif. - Alexandria Griffin-Heady says she never expected that her three dogs would attack and kill her 9-year-old half-brother while she was at work.

"I failed him, whether it's my fault, my dogs' fault, whoever's fault. I wanted to protect him, and I wanted to give him an amazing life," Griffin-Heady told FOX 40.

Griffin-Heady says it was a normal day when she went to work, leaving 9-year-old Tyler Trammell-Huston home alone with her three pit bulls.

Three hours later, she found his body covered in wounds. Trammell-Houston was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

She says she never would have guessed that her dogs would attack anyone.

"He loved them, he laid in the bed with them. He played with them. He wanted one of their puppies," she said.

Griffin-Heady told FOX 40 that Tyler was staying with her over the weekend, but was living with a foster family.

"His only wish for Christmas was to have a mom, I so badly wanted to be that person for him," she said.

Sheriff's officials say there were no previous calls related to the home or the dogs.

Now, the dogs will be put down and officials say charges may be filed in the case.

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