Judge sets bond for man charged in dog mauling death of Marion Co. boy

Published: Jun. 30, 2021 at 12:56 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2021 at 7:24 PM EDT
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MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Bond was granted Wednesday afternoon for the man charged in connection with the dog mauling death of a 7-year-old Marion County boy.

Lorenzo Cardenas, 41, of Marion is charged with involuntary manslaughter and animals/penalty for owner of dangerous animal attacks and injuries to a human.

The charges stem from a dog attack that killed 7-year-old Shamar Jackson on Sunday, June 13.

“This is a tragic occurrence on any level,” Judge Cheryl Graham said.

Speaking to the judge with the assistance of an interpreter, Cardenas said “I’m sorry” for the circumstances that led to Jackson’s death.

“I also feel that it’s a tragedy. I’m very sorry. I never thought that would happen,” Cardenas said via the interpreter.

Graham set a $25,000 surety bond for each of the two charges for a total of $50,000. She added that a condition of the bond is that he does not own or possess any dogs.

Cardenas’ bond hearing was originally set for Tuesday, but had to be rescheduled due to a language barrier.

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