ST. MARYS - A fatal dog mauling of a 2-year-old Pleasants County boy will not be presented to a grand jury, according to the county prosecutor.
In June, Jack Redin was fatally mauled by two dogs after he wandered into a neighbor's yard.
A Pleasants County grand jury was convened this week and handed down indictments. Pleasants County Prosecuting Attorney Carl Bryant said the dog-mauling incident was not presented and likely will not be taken to a grand jury for consideration.
"Unless some new evidence comes up, it is most likely done," Bryant said.
Bryant said he has not yet received a copy of Redin's autopsy, but has been told the death has been ruled an accident caused by a dog.
"There is no reason to believe it will be different from what I was told orally," Bryant said.
Redin died of injuries when he wandered into a neighbor's yard and was attacked by two mixed breed dogs. Law enforcement officials said the child wandered into the yard of neighbor David Sweeney where the dogs were confined by an underground electronic fence, which was marked on the property by flags.
The dogs were owned by Daniel Sweeney, David Sweeney's brother. The two men are the sons of Third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Timothy Sweeney.
No one witnessed the attack. The toddler was found by a family member following the attack. No charges were filed in the investigation, but the dogs were euthanized.
"There has been considerable investigation done," Bryant said.