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No charges in fatal SC amputee dog mauling death

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:49 AM
Last updated 8:11 PM
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say no charges will be filed in the death of an 80-year-old South Carolina double-amputee mauled to death by dogs earlier this month.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement Tuesday that the four dogs that attacked Carlton Freeman on May 8 in Harleyville were feral and did not belong to anybody.

Both of Freeman’s legs had been amputated below the knee. Authorities said that he was dragged from his wheelchair and mauled by the dogs. He died four days later at a local hospital.

Deputies said the sheriff, local prosecutors, animal control workers and the coroner investigated before deciding not to press charges against anyone.

Authorities said both the victim and later his family had asked that no charges be filed.

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rmwhitley 05/21/13 - 01:19 pm
God bless

Mr. Freeman's soul.

gaflyboy 05/21/13 - 11:12 pm
Terrible tragedy

If this was done by feral dogs, who could charges possibly be brought against?

I must be missing something.

Awful incident. Be praying for the family.

itsanotherday1 05/22/13 - 04:36 pm

"The dogs are identified as mixed breed, but with possible "pit bull" influence by Animal Control. "

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