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Pittsburgh Zoo: Boy's mauling death is mom's fault

In this Nov. 9, 2012, photo, Jason Derkosh holds his wife, Elizabeth, at the funeral of their 2-year-old son, Maddox, at Saint Bernard Church in Mount Lebanon, Pa. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium says Elizabeth Derkosh, the mother of 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh, who was fatally mauled when he fell into a wild African dogs exhibit, is to blame for her son's death and shouldn't be allowed to sue. The zoo's attorneys made that argument in a response filed Monday Sept. 9, 2013, to the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Jason and Elizabeth Derkosh. Maddox Derkosh died Nov. 4, 2012, after falling over a 4-foot-tall wooden railing into the exhibit when his mother lifted him up to get a better look.

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