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Man charged after dog attacks his mother, her boyfriend

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ROSEVILLE, MI (AP) -

A 29-year-old Detroit-area dog owner has been charged after his pit bull mauled his mother and her boyfriend.

The Macomb County prosecutor's office says Robert Laughton has been charged with two counts of owning a dangerous animal causing serious injury.

Authorities say 52-year-old Suzette Laughton and 51-year-old Michael Mager were attacked Sunday night in a Roseville home after the mother released the dog from a crate.

Mager suffered a severed artery, wounds to his arms and lost the tops of both ears.

Police used a stun gun on the dog. It was euthanized Monday.

The dog attacked Suzette Laughton April 19. Her son was ticketed after that attack.

Robert Laughton has told The Detroit News that he wasn't home Sunday when the dog attacked and that it wasn't his fault.

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