lsmitty 2 years, 8 months ago on Dog attacks, kills 4-year-old

I can't imagine a 4 yr old outside by himself, especially with dogs. Some children do not know how to behave around a dog. I am not blaming the child. The neglect falls solely on the parent(s). If the child was outside alone & the parent(s) heard dogs barking, you'd think they would check on the child. I wonder, was the child able to scream for help? If so, the parent(s) should have responded to that! Makes me wonder what the parent(s) were doing? Sleeping? So sad there are so many children dying needlessly.