Dogs Euthanized for Mauling a Child

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) -- Two pit bulls that mauled a 4-year-old Tampa Bay-area boy have been euthanized.

Logan Shepard's uncle owned the dogs. The boy was visiting his uncle's Riverview home Saturday when he was killed in the yard.

Police said Billy Frederick Sr. put the dogs in cages before the boy arrived. Logan's father tells reporters that the dogs later were released into the yard.

No charges have been filed. Police have said Logan was left alone while the adults talked in another room, but Frederick's wife says Logan was watching television with a teenage cousin.

Police say the adults heard screams and discovered the dogs standing over Logan in the yard.

Hillsborough County authorities tell reporters that Frederick voluntarily surrendered the dogs, which were euthanized.


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