Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Michael Cole Johnson facing a negligent homicide charge over the gruesome death of his son Kylar who was mauled to death by neighbour's pit bull

The father of a four year old boy who was mauled to death by a pit bull is to be charged with his death.

Michael Cole Johnson is facing a negligent homicide charge over the gruesome death of his son Kylar last March.

The toddler wandered away from his home and was savaged after walking into a yard about half a mile away where several dogs, including a pit bull were kept unleashed.

His body was found by a neighbour almost 14 hours after he went missing from his home in Victoria, Texas.

Family, friends, and police had searched homes for those 14 hours in a vain attempt to find the missing boy.

Johnson, 28, told sheriff's deputies he was cleaning his car when his son disappeared about 8pm.

But prosecutors in Victoria County said the Johnson was negligent and the boy had wandered away from the home on a previous occasion. Read More