Citations but no charges in Chicago boy's dog-mauling death

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Posted: May 27, 2015 10:08 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Police in Chicago have cited the owner of a dog that mauled a 5-year-old boy to death on the city's South Side.

Police say they issued two citations but no charges against the dog's owner. The citations were for owning an animal without up-to-date rabies shots and owning an animal without a license.

The owner's name was not released.

The Cook County medical examiner says a Tuesday autopsy found that 5-year-old James Nevils' death was an accident. Authorities say the boy died from multiple sharp and blunt force injuries to his head and neck.

Police say the dog attack happened Monday night.

Neighbors say bystanders freed the boy from the dog's grasp by attacking it with a brick, pole and other objects, killing the animal.