See, what gets me is they left a dog alone with a small child. Not only that, but (taking the paper's inability to properly ID the breed in most dog attacks) if the one article is to be believed, it was a Cane Corso. Those dogs should not be living in apartments, and they are not the best choice to be owned by families with small children, especially if they're going to leave the dog alone with the kids. Of course, the CNN article and the one from the NYpost can't agree on whether the dog is a pit or a Cane Corso to begin with, and they're two vastly different breeds.
Still, it's a horrible tragedy and I feel for the family who lost their kid. That shouldn't have to happen to anyone.