Walworth Co. DA: No charges issued in pit bull attack death
WALWORTH COUNTY (WITI) — Walworth County District Attorney Daniel Necci told FOX6 News on Monday, March 18th no charges will be issued in the death of 14-month-old Daxton Borchardt. Borchardt was killed due to injuries suffered in an attack on him by two pit bulls on March 6th.
The DA says he reviewed the evidence in this case and determined it did not rise to the level of filing criminal charges.
Following the pit bull attack, Borchardt was flown by Flight for Life to Milwaukee with critical injuries — but later succumbed to those injuries.
The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred on North Lakeshore Drive.
30-year-old Susan Iwicki called 911, stating that she and the young boy were under attack from two pit bulls she owns on the property. The animals were removed from the property, and a vet euthanized both pit bulls.
A neighbor told FOX6 News Iwicki was babysitting the child.
“It’s a quiet area. A lot of the people don’t live here year round, and it’s a quiet road. I’m not gonna sleep well tonight,” Sandi McGough said.
The area was quiet without many of its summertime residents, but those who live in the area year round said they were stunned and heartbroken to learn of the pit bull attack.
A neighbor told FOX6 News Iwicki had had the pit bulls since they were puppies, and said the dogs seemed well-behaved.