A man whose dog mauled a 12-year-old old boy last year was convicted of felonious assault on Friday.
Prosecutors said that Donald Moore's pit bull got loose and attacked Ryan Fuller on South Powell Avenue in May 2010.
Fuller, now 13, described the attack in detail when he was called to testify during Moore's trial.
"He lunged off of his leash, he jumped once, scratched my head. He jumped a second time (and) bit my back. On the third jump it bit my neck," Fuller said.
Fuller said that he fell to the ground and heard his skin being torn away from his neck.
"It sounded like paper ripping," he said.
The attack ended when a neighbor stabbed the dog with a knife.
Prosecutors said the dog that mauled Fuller had a history of attacks, 10TV's Maureen Kocot reported.
They said it bit a woman in the face in 2009, and also attacked another dog that was being walked by its owner. Those previous incidents could impact Moore's sentencing later this month.
While he faces up to 11 years for the felonious assault conviction, the judge could deem Moore a repeat violent offender and tack on up to 10 more years, Kocot reported.
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