SC Supreme Court hears case of Dillon deadly dog mauling attack

Bentley Collins, outside Courthouse

The SC Supreme Court is hearing the case of Bentley Collins Tuesday morning whose dogs attacked and killed a 10-year-old Dillon boy in 2006.

John Matthew Davis was walking home when the dogs mauled him to death.

A judge sentenced Collins to five years in prison in 2009 after a jury found him guilty of three counts of Owning Dangerous Animals.

He won his appeal in 2012 on the basis that the jury shouldn't have been allowed to see autopsy pictures of the child's partially eaten body.

Prosecutors are asking the Supreme Court to reinstate his conviction.

The hearing gets underway at 9:30 Tuesday in Columbia.