A grandmother and her boyfriend face felony charges after their dog mauled her year-old granddaughter last month.
Patricia Palmer Luddecke, 54, and Larry Martinez, 50, are each charged with endangering a child in connection with the Oct. 8 incident, court records show. A judge has set a $2,000 bond for each suspect.
The baby’s mother told police that she left the baby with Luddecke and her boyfriend at their northwest Houston home. The mother received a phone call from Luddecke, who informed her that the baby was being taken to the hospital because she fell off the bed, according to the complaint.
Doctors at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center treated the child for a large gash extending from the right corner of her mouth, over the bridge of her nose, to the edge of her left eye, investigators said. The injury was so severe that the baby “would sustain permanent injury and scarring on her face,” a physician at the hospital told police.