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Grandmother Suing Police Over Baby's Death and 911 Call

Grandmother Suing Police Over Baby's Death and 911 Call



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(KSL News) -- The grandmother of a baby found dead in a South Ogden apartment is suing the police department. She says officers could have saved the baby from starving to death had they responded better to a 911 call.

In September 2005, Mark Dagnillo, his wife Nicole and their 4-month-old son, Christian, were found dead in their apartment.

According to police, Dagnillo killed his wife, then himself. Before that he called 911 and told dispatch medical assistance was needed.

When police arrived, no one answered the door and no one answered the phone, so officers left. Two weeks later, an employee at the apartment complex found the family dead inside.

Medical examiners were not able to determine how Christian died or if he was alive when police knocked on the door. The lawsuit claims Christian's decomposition indicated he died of starvation or thirst.

South Ogden police would not comment on the lawsuit. The department has not changed how it responds to 911 calls.

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