Grandmother Of Baby Hurt By Pit Bull Speaks Out

A grandmother of the baby whose toes were chewed off is speaking out about the case.

"No one understands unless they have a child that this happens to," Belinda Baker said. "It is something horrible. No one can imagine what she saw of her baby."

Baker is speaking about her daughter, Robbie Jenkins. Jenkins and the baby's father, Tremayne Spillman, are both charged with felony child abuse.

A Pit Bull they were watching chewed off the baby's toes Monday.

"The baby is doing good," Baker said, "As far as I know."

Baker says she has not slept since her daughter and Spillman were arrested. She says the couple has been together for eight years and have two other children, ages two and three. According to Baker, those children are currently with Robbie's sister.

"Anyone that has any type of animal this could happen to," Baker said.

She said her daughter was taking medication that night to help her sleep.

Baker also said Robbie and Tremayne have a history of drug use but says both have gone through treatment and been clean.

"My daughter is a young person," Baker said, "Busting her buns to do a lot for these children."

Baker says Jenkins worked as a babysitter and house cleaner, and that she also donates plasma.

Baker says she is working on getting money to bail her daughter out of jail. Bail is set at $50,000.


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  • by Angie Location: Alabama on Oct 5, 2009 at 08:47 PM
    I can't believe these post that I am reading....that they shouldn't be put in jail and that everyone has dogs...whatever!! I will tell you one I would never leave my dog,cat whatever alone in a room especially with a baby....they are helpless. The parents should of never been taking sleeping pills...I have had kids and had many nights with no sleep thats part of motherhood...but what blows my mind is ok,.. the mother needs some sleep then the father is on duty for the night..they were both talking pills...who does that...I know irresponsible parents....and they belong in jail and those boys need to stay in a safe home.
  • by From the heart Location: Jacksonville on Sep 7, 2009 at 03:45 PM
    I could not tell you how many times my doctor has said... Let the baby cry. The mothers sleep all over the world. A pit bull can even a puppy can eat a babies arm in seconds. We are talking toes here. For all we know it could have taken place seconds before she woke up. Maybe thats what woke her up. Has your baby ever fallen, slipped, got cratch by an animal, or even started to choke on something? What if the babies arm broke when it fell, or slipped? what if when it got scratch by the animal the baby lost an eye? What if when the baby choked you couldn't help it. Does this mean you should be in jail? OH BUT WHAT IF IT WAS WHILE YOU WAS SLEEPING?
  • by sharon jean Location: Jacksonville on Sep 7, 2009 at 03:28 PM
    We all put our babies in a crib while our puppy/dog walks around the house. Our babies feet, or hands sometimes stick out of the crib leaving it fair game to any preditor, even a cat, or kitten. I hope we have all learned from this. Ed Brown was wrong when he said it had to of taken 3 to 4 hours to eat the babies toes. It could have taken seconds. Give your puppy a steak, and see how long it takes. The parents should not have gone to jail. They should be with there child. This could have happend to any of us. Think back when you was a child. I slept with my puppy. Heck they make movies of kids sleeping with dogs. Last time I check sleeping pills are handed out like candy by doctors to new mothers. If you get no sleep you are like a drunk person. Are we GOD, and are you perfect? Was the baby in a crib? How long have you let your baby cry in the crib? I was badly bitten by a horse when I was 7, my mom was 5 feet away. Should she have went to jail? WE ALL GO TO SLEEP....
  • by sharon jean Location: jacksonville on Sep 7, 2009 at 03:05 PM
    I have one for you. You have a 7 year old golden lab, that never bit anyone. Your grandson comes over to stay the night. Gramma takes a sleeping pill. The child goes to bed, and so does the grandma... The little boy gets up in the middle of the night to use the potty, and the 7 year old lab bites the boy thinking he is a robber. The dog is put to sleep, and Gramma? Goes to jail? Think about it people.... We can never know what our animals are going to do, and there is no law against sleeping pills. The parents should go free until there is a law against it. Last I checked there is no law against having a puppy. I was bit by a horse when I was 7, and my mom was 5 feet away. Should my mom have went to jail?
  • by Sharon Jean. Location: Jacksonville on Sep 7, 2009 at 02:47 PM
    A lot of people have puppies, and babies. No one would have thought this could happen. We all go to sleep. We all put our babies in a crib while our puppy/dog walks around the house. Our babies feet, or hands sometimes stick out of the crib leaving it fair game to any preditor, even a cat, or kitten. I hope we have all learned from this. Ed Brown was wrong when he said it had to of taken 3 to 4 hours to eat the babies toes. It could have taken seconds. Give you puppy a steak, and see how long... The parents should not have gone to jail. They should be with there child. This could have happend to any of us. Think bank when you was a child. I slept with my puppy.
  • by Mz Location: TX on Sep 4, 2009 at 08:51 PM
    LoL @ Pit Haters !!!!! You just love this don't you ? The funny thing is - this is how BrainWashed u all are . It is a Puppy and u say Ban all Pits.. which u can not even spell right - let me help u out - AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER !! Just like always u Blame the Breed instead of getting down 2 the bottom of things. Kill all APBT bcus of what a 12 week old puppy did - becus of the Lack of Super Vision . What kind of mother takes Sleeping pills w/ all those kids and no other Adult to watch . LEt me guess ... lol YOU !! Very Sad - no more than 10 people a year Die from a " Pit Bull " - there are more than 24 breeds of dogs that are misidentifed as an APBT but I know u didn't know that. becus u are ignorant . Not knowing is 1 thing but being to ignorant not 2 try 2 learn is ANOTHER !! More than 2,000 Children r killed in 1 year from their own Parent - but hey Lets kill all 24 of those Breeds ? Now do u think the dog bites r going 2 stop ? do u think Thugs r going 2 stop fighting em
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington,NC on Sep 4, 2009 at 03:41 PM
    She already has 3 children ( a 3 & 2 year old and this precious little 4 month old) that she obviously cannot take care of. I guess she has a baby every year. How about a tubal ligation for mom and a vasectomy for dad.!!
  • by Kay Location: Newport on Sep 4, 2009 at 02:11 PM
    I don't get the grandmother belly aching. Where was she when her daughter needed help. Why didnt she take the kids instead of the sister. To busy to be bothered with kids, Is she who the daughter learned parenting skills from. I say keep them in jail till these kids are grown. Maybe they will stand a fighting chance then
  • by Jackson Location: Deep Run on Sep 4, 2009 at 11:42 AM
    You have to have a license for a gun, to drive, to fish, get married, run a business, sell alcohol, to hunt, to drive on the beach, fly a plane, drive a big truck, etc. etc., but any moron and I mean stupid moron can have a child! No excuses here. Plain and simple stupidity. She should lose the "right" I use that term loosely, to keep this baby! No back stories, I don't understand BS. Plain and simple no mistakes here other than this chicken head's ability to reproduce.
  • by J Location: NC on Sep 4, 2009 at 07:18 AM
    when my daughter was a baby, she could just turn over in her crib and I would wake up jumping out of the bed to make sure she was ok, the slightest movement and I was wide awake. This child had to have been screaming, I don't understand how 2 parents could have slept through it.
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