SC judge: jury to decide dog mauling death charges
ST. GEORGE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge says there's enough evidence for a jury to decide charges facing a man whose 2-month-old son was dismembered and killed by the family dog while he slept nearby.
Magistrate Katrina Patton said Friday that whether 28-year-old Quintin McGrew of Ridgeville put the baby at an unreasonable risk is a question for a jury. McGrew's attorney Andy Savage he's not surprised the case will continue.
McGrew was charged by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office with unlawful conduct toward a child after the April death of his son Aiden. The boy was mauled by a dog the family had adopted six days earlier.
Savage said the McGrews were being prosecuted because they were among those working poor families who didn't have a crib in their home.
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