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Dog Mauls Woman To Death In Greenwood County Home

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HODGES, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 65-year-old woman was mauled to death by a dog while she was babysitting a toddler at a Hodges home.

Greenwood County deputies say another child in the home called 911 around 8 p.m. Tuesday to report the dog attack and that she had got the other people in the home out safely.

Authorities say officers found a pit bull with blood on it in the home and the body of Betty Todd. She had been bitten in the neck, head and face.

The dog was aggressive toward deputies, but the animal’s owner arrived and was able to get the dog into a room until an animal control officer could arrive.

Deputies say they likely won’t file charges in the case.

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