Killer Ga. Dogs to Be Put Down

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2009 1:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – A court has ordered the pack of wild dogs that killed a retired Georgia professor and his wife put to sleep, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Authorities have already rounded up most of the 14 involved in the attack. The couple’s neighbor had fed the dogs before moving away for medical reasons, and nearby residents can’t believe they turned violent. “We’ve never had a problem with them,” said one.

But officials say the autopsy results conclusively show that the couple died of animal bites. The woman appears to have been attacked while out for a walk, according to preliminary results. The man came on the scene later, found the dogs mauling her, and attempted to fight them off. He appears to have put up a fight and attempted to call someone for help, but to no avail.