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After dog attack, North Florida man dies of injuries

PALATKA

Man dies of injuries after dog attack

A North Florida man whose arm was torn off in a dog attack has died. Officials say 74-year-old Roy McSweeney died Wednesday afternoon in a Gainesville hospital. Jennifer Biewend, his family's attorney, said McSweeney suffered brain damage from severe blood loss after dogs tore off one of his arms and part of the other. The dogs, either pit bulls or pit mixes, also attacked the man's face. The attack occurred June 10 as the man was doing yard work. Investigators found that the dogs had broken loose from the yard of a next-door neighbor, Deanna Blitch. The dogs were euthanized. No charges have been filed, but an investigation continues.

ORLANDO

Anthony's defense zeroes in on evidence

Casey Anthony's defense team began presenting its case on the third anniversary of the last time her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, was seen alive. The defense focused on the reliability of the prosecution's forensic evidence Thursday. An FBI technician testified that duct tape attached to Caylee's decomposed skull was contaminated during testing by another technician. Anthony, 25, is charged with first-degree murder.

HOLLYWOOD

City manager quits amid investigation

Hollywood's city manager has resigned after city officials questioned him about his handling of a $10.3 million budget shortfall amid an FBI investigation of his actions. Cameron Benson stepped down Wednesday. The resignation comes a month after anonymous letters alleged that Benson accepted gift cards from a waste company seeking a city contract.

Associated Press

After dog attack, North Florida man dies of injuries 06/16/11 [Last modified: Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:12pm]

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