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Kentucky woman arrested for commanding pit bull to kill her boyfriend


A Kentucky woman has been charged with murder after police found her pounding on a man at his home, with the help of a pit bull she was ordering to attack.

Melissa D. Wolke, 38, told police she had been going “redneck” on the victim, Donald W. Abner, 55, of Richmond, news reports said.

“She appeared to have blood on her hands and feet and had a large clump of hair in her hands that was consistent with the victim’s hair,” police said, according to WLEX-TV.

She’s also charged with alcohol intoxication and resisting arrest.

Neighbors called cops at around 3 a.m. after seeing a woman jumping up and down on someone, punching him and commanding a “large dog” to attack the man, WDKY-TV reported.

Dog had bitten the man several times in the face and head, Trooper Scottie Pennington told WDKY. While they didn’t know who lived there, the neighbors told WDKY they had heard gunshots there over the past few weeks.

Abner will be autopsied, and the dog is being tested for rabies.

Wolke allegedly refused to call off her dog, even as it attacked responding officers, so they had “no option but to eliminate the dog” and shot it. Wolke, too, was “belligerent and aggressive,” police said, and told WTVQ-TV that only a Taser would subdue her.

Investigation into a motive and what sparked the incident were ongoing, reported WTVQ.

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