Entertainment News: Death By Dogs

Published August 6, 2007

Posted Aug. 6, 2007 – Exactly how did a 40-year-old man, who was attacked by dogs belonging to actor Ving Rhames, die?  The answer to that question could come as soon as today.

Just after 7 a.m. Friday, Los Angeles Police said they got a call from someone reporting a dead body on the front lawn of Rhames' Brentwood, Calif. home.

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When police arrived at the scene, they say Jacob Adams was covered with bite marks, and that two of Rhames' dogs appeared to be culprits. Police say the mastiffs, weighing about 200 pounds each, apparently attacked the man Friday morning, The Associated Press reports.

However, Capt. Ed Winter of the coroner's office says he's not sure if Jacobs was mauled to death or if he died of a heart attack during the attack.

Jacobs lived on Rhames' property and worked as a caretaker for the dogs for about two years, AP reports.
 
Rhames, 46, was not home when the attack happened.

As for the dogs, they were seized by animal control services.

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Written by BET-Staff

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