Posted Aug. 21, 2007 -- Ving Rhames says his family dogs were most likely trying to pull not maul Jacob Adams, the caretaker and friend who mysteriously died on the actor's property.
"My dogs are family dogs," Rhames shared with People magazine. "Jacob didn't have any bites on his face or neck. He had scratches to the middle of his torso as if the dogs were trying to pull him over. He had a few bite marks on his arms and legs, but there were only two imprints on the top and two on the bottom meaning the dogs didn't clamp down on him in an aggressive fashion."
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A medical report issued on Friday stated that Adams most likely did not die from dog bites he sustained to his lower body. A heart attack was mentioned initially as a cause of death. Rhames, who was out of the country during the incident, says investigators have also considered a brain aneurysm as a possibility.
"There was such a lack of blood at the scene," Rhames explains. "They think possibly an aneurysm in the brain. They're doing a toxicology report. They will know [the results] in six to eight weeks. Closure for me will be when the coroner says what was the cause of death."
Rhames's four dogs are back home from quarantine, but the actor says he may have them relocated to a friend's 12-acre estate in Texas.