Grandmother sentenced to 10 years in pit bull attack that killed toddler

A Georgia woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter months after her grandson was killed by pit bulls on her property, according to court records. 

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Sandra Adams was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, according to the plea deal she made last month in Hart County Superior Court. She was initially charged with second-degree murder and cruelty to children. 

On Aug. 1, Adams was outside her Hartwell home with her 20-month-old grandson, Paris, when two pit bulls ran out the back door, knocked Adams down and attacked the child. 

Sandra Adams was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine after her grandson was killed in a pit bull attack last August at her home in Hartwell, Georgia.  Channel 2 Action News

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Adams took the dogs back inside the home and rushed Paris to an urgent care facility. Paris was pronounced dead nearly 30 minutes after the attack. 

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Adams has been cited on multiple occasions by the Hartwell Police Department under a city ordinance maintaining disorderly animals, The GBI said at the time of her arrest. 

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