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St. Louis Kid

On Monday evening, 10 year old Rodney McAllister went to a city park across from his home in St. Louis, Mo. The next morning he was found under a pine tree, mauled to death by stray dogs. McAllister's mother, Gladys Loman, was charged with a misdemeanor for endagering the welfare of a child. Animal control officers rounded up nine stray dogs by late Tuesday. Robert Siegel talks with Greg Jonsson, a reporter for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, about the mauling case and what animal control officials are doing to prevent a similar attack.

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