NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A special jury is deciding whether a 2-year-old boy mauled to death by dogs in Mount Pleasant died in an accident or if someone was responsible.
Six jurors are deciding the manner of Ja'Marr Tiller's death during a rare coroner's inquest Friday in North Charleston.
Two paramedics were among the first witnesses. They say the boy was lying naked on a towel on a sidewalk in front of the home on May 27. They say they saw animal bites, but little blood. The paramedics say the boy's heart never started beating after they arrived.
Authorities say the child walked outside through an unlocked door and his body was found by his mother after she had run errands.
More than a dozen witnesses are expected to testify.