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Uncle's 2 pit bulls maul Georgia boy to death

CLAYTON, Ga. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls owned by his uncle.

Coroner Lloyd Hunter speculated the dogs attacked Isaiah Alley on Sunday because they smelled meat Isaiah had fed to his own puppy or because the dogs tried to attack the puppy first and the boy intervened.

The dogs charged the boy's mother when she tried to help him, Hunter said. She got into a vehicle to escape, then called 911.

The dogs were taken away by law enforcement authorities.