A DAD is facing jail after his dangerous husky mauled his three-month-old daughter to death while she sat in her pram.
Kyra Leanne King was attacked by dog Blizzard at Ostlers Plantation, near Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.
Her dad Vince King, 55, today admitted being in charge of the out-of-control animal on the first day his trial was due to begin.
Kyra’s mum Karen Alcock, 41, previously admitted the same charge.
Lincoln Crown Court heard the parents were in the wooded area with 19 huskies at around 11pm on March 6, 2022, when theunfolded.
The dogs were used for racing rather than kept as domestic pets and had been split into two sledding groups.
While one group was racing using home-made sleds, the second remained in a van in lockable cages.
When Alcock and King went to switch the groups around, Blizzard managed to leap over a partition that separated the dog cages from the van’s front seats.
It then jumped from the front seat and attacked Kyra as she sat in her pram.
Prosecutor Jeremy Janes said “it is not possible to separate” King and Alcock’s involvement as both were at the scene when the tragedy unfolded.
He said: “No one was in control of Blizzard because both were at the rear of the van getting the second sled team ready.
“By default, that would make Mr King liable inas the owner of Blizzard.”
The prosecutor added: “There is absolutely nothing to prevent a dog from getting from one part to another and out of the van.
“In other words, absolutely no preventative measures.”
Little Kyra sadly couldn’t be saved and was declared dead at the scene.
A post mortem later confirmed she died from head and neck injuries.
Lincolnshire Police previously said Blizzard was being kept in isolation at secure kennels with the force seeking an order for her to be put down.
Alcock and King will be sentenced on August 14.