Tyler Griffin-HustonLINDA, CA – Tyler Hudson was mauled to death after his sister left the 9-year-old home alone with her three pit bulls.

Alexandria Griffin-Heady, 24, left for work for a few hours on Sunday, leaving Hudson alone with her three pit bulls she has raised since they were puppies. When she returned home, she found her dogs had mauled her brother to death.

It’s a sad end for a boy who hadn’t had such a great life to begin with. After his mother died of a drug overdose in 2011, he was bounced around foster homes until his sister began the complicated ordeal of adopting her brother.

At the time of his death, Griffin-Heady had been approved for weekend visits. She recently made a post on Facebook about how grateful she was that she may get custody of Hudson.

“I get to raise him and shape him into an amazing man. God wouldn’t have made such an amazing boy just to be ordinary. In my life during all the bad I always wondered why I was here,” she wrote. “I know now it was to care for him.”

Investigators say Griffin-Heady is cooperating with police but that she may face child endangerment charges.

“I don’t know. This one seems to have affected me most,” said undersheriff Jerry Read. “The child being home alone and just had to have been terrified of what took place.”

Her lawyer says filing charges against his client would be inappropriate, especially regarding the circumstances.

“If she had any hint at all that these dogs had any propensity for violence, she would never have left her brother with them,” Roberto Marquez said. “She raised them and cannot fathom what could have happened that caused them to attack a little boy.”

All three pit bulls were removed from Griffin-Heady’s trailer and will probably be euthanized.

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