The mother of the 7-month-old child who died after being attacked by the family’s dog earlier this year was arrested Wednesday night, July 13 in connection with the child’s death.

In reporting the arrest, police said the mother was sleeping on the couch when the attack took place.

29-year-old Katrina Mitchell was arrested at her home on Town Hill Road by Maine State Police, according to a press release from Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

“The charge was filed after consulting with the district attorney’s office,” said McCausland, in the press release.

Mitchell’s bail was set at $1,000 cash, according to a Waldo County Jail official, along with a $60 fee for the bail commissioner. The jail official said Mitchell is being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, and that as of shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, July 14, there has been no report that Mitchell has posted bail.

The 7-month-old child, Annabelle Mitchell, was “mauled to death” April 12 in the living room of the Mitchell residence by Hannibal, the family’s rottweiler, according to McCausland’s press release.

In a press release issued the day after the child’s death, McCausland said Katrina Mitchell was the one who called 911 to report that the dog had attacked her daughter. A 2-and-a-half year old boy, Annabelle’s sibling, was also home at the time, according to McCausland’s April press release.

“The dog was later shot to death by a Waldo County deputy, at the request of the child’s father, John Mitchell, and the local animal control officer who had responded to the scene,” McCausland said in the April press release.

The press release issued following Katrina Mitchell’s arrest indicated John Mitchell was not at home when the attack occurred.

An official at Fifth District Court in Belfast said Thursday afternoon that the affidavit filed in connection with Katrina Mitchell’s arrest remains sealed.