After his dogs mauled a little kid to death last month, a South Carolina man was charged with involuntary manslaughter and animals/penalty for being the owner of a dangerous animal that attacks and injures a human.
According to WSAV, Lorenzo Cardenas of Marion County was charged on Monday, June 28 after 7-year-old Shamar Sherif Jackson was killed on June 13 near an intersection in Marion, South Carolina, after being mauled by his dogs.
Shamar, a first-grader at Lake View Elementary School, and his elder brother were going around the neighborhood looking for their chihuahua when the tragic incident occurred, according to authorities and a statement from the child’s father, Carnell Jackson. The dogs are said to have entered through a hole in the fence.
The father added, “They couldn’t get away because there were so many dogs approaching from all angles.” The other boy was able to flee. According to Jackson, the animals stripped his son nude and killed him.
The small child’s family is devastated. “I’m in pain. Anthony Parsley, the boy’s uncle, told WBTW, “I want to cry, but I can’t.” “That’s my little fella over there,” says the narrator. Cardenas had not yet apologized to the family, according to Parsley.
Meanwhile, Jackson claims the man instructed his wife not to touch Shamar until police arrived. “How will you tell her she has to leave her child there?” Jackson was perplexed. The S.C. Law Enforcement Division arrived with a cage the following Monday and took the dogs from the scene while neighbors and family members of the victim looked on.
Residents told the news organization that the dogs were unruly and frequently escaped their yards, while others claimed they tormented and chased neighbors. During a phone interview with WSAV, the father said, “It hurts, trust me.” “I had no idea that when I left to work that day, my son would be gone when I got home.”
According to WMBF, the 41-year-old Cardenas was granted a $50,000 bond on Wednesday, June 30, when he told the court through an interpreter, “I too feel like it’s a tragedy.” Please accept my sincere apologies. That was something I never expected to happen.”