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HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston woman and her boyfriend have been charged with felony child endangerment counts after their dog mauled her 1-year-old granddaughter.

Patricia Palmer Luddecke and Larry Martinez are free on $2,000 bond after they were charged Thursday. Their listed telephone has been disconnected.

The criminal complaint says the child s mother left her daughter with Luddecke and Martinez on Thursday. She later received a call from Luddecke, who told her she was taking the child to the hospital after she fell off a bed.

Doctors found the child with a severe facial laceration. Police say the couple offered inconsistent statements. The Houston Chronicle reports police found the couple s dog to be aggressive and concluded it had mauled the child because it wasn t properly supervised.

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