Charge reduced against owner of dogs that killed Atlanta boy

Cameron Tucker (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via CBS 46)

ATLANTA, Ga (AP) — The owner of two dogs that attacked two Atlanta children last month — leaving one dead — is no longer facing a felony.

News outlets report that a judge Wednesday reduced an involuntary manslaughter charge against Cameron Tucker from a felony to a misdemeanor. Tucker is also charged with reckless conduct.

Each misdemeanor carries a maximum one-year sentence. Under the felony charge, Tucker could have faced 20 years in prison.

Tucker was arrested after 6-year-old Logan Braatz and 5-year-old Syari Sanders were attacked while walking to a bus stop on Jan. 17. Braatz died from his injuries, while Sanders is recovering after being seriously injured.

Prosecutors said this was not the first time the dogs – one a pit bull mix and the other a border collie – had escaped.

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