Linzy Earles Placed On Probation For Baby's Death


Thursday, February 26th 2009, 7:50 am
By: News On 6


News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A young Tulsa mother whose two-month-old baby died after a puppy attacked him appeared in juvenile court on Thursday.

Linzy Earles, now 18, was found delinquent for 2nd degree manslaughter earlier this month.  On Thursday, a judge formally placed Earles on probation.

2/3/2009 Related story: Mother Of Baby Killed By Dog In Court 

Among other things, the judge ordered her to get enrolled in a GED program, put her on a curfew, ordered her to contact her probation counselor weekly and ordered her to undergo random drug testing.

Investigators say Earles' child was in a baby swing when he was attacked by a puppy as his mother slept.

Tulsa Police say no one knew when the dog was last fed before the attack.    

Earles' case will be reviewed again at the end of April.