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Just seeing this story. He was already jailed because he tried to cover up the attack?! He didn't tell his dogs to attack I'm just confused about by a dog owner would be charged with manslaughter. Anyone heard of that happening before?!? (Even the guy who lied about his dog being a service dog wasn't charged with manslaughter)

http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Charges-in-Dog-Mauling-Upgreaded-to-Manslaughter-201952441.html

The Bay County Sheriff's Office will place additional charges on the owner of the bulldogs that attacked seven year old Tyler Jett on last week.

Jett was attacked by two 70 pound bulldogs at around 2:45 p.m. outside his home on Kelly Court in Callaway. He passed away Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

BCSO Investigators charged Edward Daniels, owner of the dogs, with manslaughter Monday.

Daniels is currently in the Bay County Jail for tampering with evidence. Investigators believe Daniels washed his dogs after the attack on Jett to remove the child's blood from the dog's face and paws.

Daniels will face first appearance Tuesday for the charge of Manslaughter.

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7 year old Tyler Jett died early Sunday morning at Sacred Heart in Pensacola 5 days after he was mauled by two bull dog mixes in his own front yard.

Daniels is already on jail on charges of evidence tampering for wiping the blood from one of the dog's face and paws moments after the mauling took place. He's been unable to raise the $50,000 bond.

Formal paperwork is being drawn up to bring the manslaughter charge into court. We have been told that will happen later Monday.

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Sounds like his dogs were running loose if they attacked this kid in his own yard, owner should be charged, normally only the dogs pay the price and not the idiots who owned them.
 

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About time the owner is charged!!
The dogs are always being locked up and then killed when something like this happens. The owners get off Scott free. It isn't the dogs fault. I'm a firm believer that its the owner not the dog.
Rip to the poor lil boy who lost his life so tragically. Just one more reasons children are always supervised outside.

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Agreed. Owners need to contain their dogs and if they face serious charges maybe it would get through their thick heads. Instead of your dogs dying you go to jail. Better than what they were gonna do in Maryland, blame the landlord for a renters dog who bites off property. People need to take more responsibility and hopefully this is a wake up call to a lot of people.

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In 1995 a lady and her trainer both charged with manslaughter bc her two Rotties attacked and killed a little boy in Mississippi.
The woman was charged bc she took the dogs to two trainers before the third, both other trainers stated unstable for protection work. The third said he can train anything.
Also she did not call off the dogs

The trainer got manslaughter bc he was told not to train and he still took these two dogs and trained them. Not sure of the rest as it was a while ago

I know in the case the other two trainers where witnesses for the city

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I personally agree with this charge. If you own a dog who is human aggressive or who attacks someone while roaming free you should be charged with something along these lines. Teach owners to be more responsible. I feel this only in cases where the dogs are at large, not in the cases where it happens in their own home or yard where the dog is contained and the fault falls on parents not watching their kids.
I have had a dog charge my family, a neighbors dog who they did not contain. He came after my kids and luckly I was able to throw them in the car and shut the door . If an off leash dog comes and attacks me or my kids I sure as hell would want charges pressed on the scum owner who does not contain his aggressive dog.
 

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I personally agree with this. It's not ONLY the dogs fault and I believe the owner should be charged for not properly securing his dogs. Local law enforcement explained to me if any of my dogs attacked anybody that was a charge against me "assault with a deadly weapon" but that was just talking about injuries not death.

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I think animal control is also to blame for allowing this person as many strikes as he had with off leash and HA dogs in the past. Unacceptable

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I feel bad for the dogs, for very obviously not being properly socialized and contained. =[ However I do agree that they should be put down, human-aggressive dogs are a huuuge no-no in my book, especially since they mauled a boy to death.

On the other hand, I'm also very glad that this man is being charged with Manslaughter for his irresponsible actions that lead to the death of the young boy. I can only hope the child's parents can recover from their loss. =[
 

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I feel bad for the dogs, for very obviously not being properly socialized and contained. =[ However I do agree that they should be put down, human-aggressive dogs are a huuuge no-no in my book, especially since they mauled a boy to death.

On the other hand, I'm also very glad that this man is being charged with Manslaughter for his irresponsible actions that lead to the death of the young boy. I can only hope the child's parents can recover from their loss. =[
These aren't pit bulls though, but bulldogs, a guardian breed. Just sounds like they were in the wrong hands.

Maybe the owner is being charged because of his attempt to cover up the evidence (wash the blood off his dogs)?
 

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I personally agree with this. It's not ONLY the dogs fault and I believe the owner should be charged for not properly securing his dogs. Local law enforcement explained to me if any of my dogs attacked anybody that was a charge against me "assault with a deadly weapon" but that was just talking about injuries not death.

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Even if they are in there own yard?

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Even if they are in there own yard?

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No he was talking about my dogs getting loose. We were just chitchatting no real reason for the conversation. He was just telling me about a guy that let his dog attack somebody and he was charged with attack with a deadly weapon. He said that went for any dog that was capable of severe mauling.

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