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Owner faces manslaughter charge in dog attack

November 9th, 2006, 02:03 PM
FLORENCE, South Carolina (AP) -- A man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after six of his dogs attacked and killed a 10-year-old boy as he walked home, prosecutors said.

Bentley Collins also was charged Tuesday with keeping unconfined, dangerous animals, prosecutors said. The dogs appear to be bull boxers, authorities said.

The body of John Matthew Davis was found in Collins' yard Friday night after the boy didn't return to his home less than a mile away, Sheriff Harold Grice said.

Investigators have not determined why the boy was in the yard with the dogs, which have been placed in the pound, Grice said.

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