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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Va. man killed by his pet pit bull

Police say a Spotsylvania County man found dead in his home Saturday was killed by his pit bull.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Department says in a news release that an autopsy found indications of paw marks on the victim’s body and defensive wounds on his fingers and hands.

Police say the body of 38-year-old David Quyon Haigler was found Saturday in his home by his 18-year-old son.

Sheriff’s Lt. Col. Michael Timm tells The Free-Lance Star that the 6-year-old pit bull was roaming free in the house. Another 6-year-old pit bull was chained in another area of the residence.

Timm says both dogs are being held at the county animal shelter.

By Associated Press  |  09:17 AM ET, 06/15/2011

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