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AMITE, La. - A 40-year-old woman was sentenced to six months in jail after her pit bull and a pit bull belonging to a co-defendant attacked a young girl.

Bridgette Harper was sentenced for negligent injuring on Oct. 7, according to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.

The victim, 8-year-old Mikayja Oliver, suffered multiple injuries and had to go several surgeries following the attack.

Perrilloux said the six-month sentence was the maximum available for negligent injuring.

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