Milwaukee mother charged in connection with dog attack on her infant son
MILWAUKEE — A 27-year-old Milwaukee mother is criminally charged in connection with a dog attack on her three-month-old child on Tuesday, October 27th. The accused is Angelina Lache.
Lache faces the following charges:
- Child neglect (bodily harm)
- Child neglect (misdemeanor)
- Obstructing an officer
- Misdemeanor intimidation of a victim
According to the criminal complaint, Milwaukee police officers were first alerted to this case when they responded to a car accident near 16th and Rogers on the city’s south side around 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Lache was in the car with her two children. The complaint indicates Lache was “frantic, screaming that her baby…was injured, not from the car accident, but from being attacked by a dog.” An officer saw the child had “visible bite wounds all over the upper region of his body.” The child was immediately taken to a hospital for treatment.
When investigators later spoke with Lache, the complaint says she told officers she “left her two sons…home alone…while she went to the store to get milk.” At the time, the child who was bitten was in a bouncy seat. Lache told officers that when she got back home, she saw that her infant son was laying on his back “with a large gash on his chest.”
When police spoke to Lache’s eight-year-old son, he told them the family dog Ace “bit his baby brother.” He described in detail how the dog “got crazy” and started hurting the baby. The older boy tried “to slap and kick Ace” to stop the attack, but the dog did not stop.
Lache also told officers “she lied to the police because she didn’t want to get in trouble and also because she didn’t want her dog Ace to be put down.”
As of Friday evening, October 30th, the three-month-old boy remained in pediatric intensive care.
If convicted of the most serious charge, Lache could be sentenced up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.