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      Coroner's jury takes up Mount Pleasant dog mauling death

      Authorities say the child walked outside through an unlocked door and his body was found by his mother after she had run errands.

      NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A coroner's jury is hearing what seems to be conflicting testimony in the case of a 2-year-old boy mauled to death by dogs in Mount Pleasant.

      The jurors at an inquest Friday in North Charleston are trying to determine how Ja'Marr Tiller died.

      An autopsy found the child was killed by dogs and the 193 wounds matched the bites of two dogs captured at the scene May 27. But an animal control officer testified the dogs were timid, had to be trapped in a cage and a vet found no sign of human blood in their hair or teeth. The vet concluded the dogs were not involved.

      Authorities say the child walked outside through an unlocked door and his body was found by his mother after she ran errands.