Virginia couple charged with murder after 7-year-old granddaughter mauled to death by dog – New York Daily News

The grandparents of a 7-year-old Virginia girl mauled to death by their Rottweiler have been charged with her murder.

Stephen Christopher Kachmar, 60, and Penny Lee Bashlor, 64, have been charged in the January 29 death of their granddaughter, Olivia Floyd, who was attacked at their home in Waynesboro and later died at the hospital, according to the Waynesboro Police Department.

Kachmar and Bashlor have each been charged with non-capital murder, manslaughter, child abuse and possession of a vicious dog resulting in the serious injury of a person.

Olivia Grace Floyd

If convicted, they face up to 70 years in prison.

Olivia’s parents, Brooks Anthony Floyd, 39, and Alicia Rene Floyd, 37, have also been charged with cruelty/injury to a child.

Olivia, a sophomore at Wilson Elementary School, “loved cheerleading, gymnastics, dancing, unicorns and animals,” according to an online obituary.

Stephen Christopher Kachmar and Penny Lee Bashlor

“Olivia was a spunky, sweet, caring little girl who got along with everyone and loved life,” the obituary read.

The 4-year-old Rottweiler has since been euthanized.

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