NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A special jury has determined the dog mauling death of a 2-year-old Mount Pleasant boy was an accident.
The six jurors were deciding in a coroner's inquest Friday whether anyone should be held responsible for Ja'Marr Tiller's death.
An autopsy found the child was killed by dogs and the 193 wounds matched the bites of two dogs captured at the scene May 27. But an animal control officer testified the dogs were timid, had to be trapped in a cage and a vet found no sign of human blood in their hair or teeth. The vet concluded the dogs were not involved.
Authorities say the child walked outside through an unlocked door and his body was found by his mother after she ran errands.