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Woman charged with murder after pit bull attack

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A woman in the US has been charged with murder after allegedly setting her pit bull on a man during an argument.

A woman in the US has been charged with murder after allegedly setting her pit bull on a man during an argument.

Police say Donald Abner, 55, died after he was mauled by the dog at his home on Pug Lane, Conway in the state of Kentucky on Friday night.

Melissa Wolke is accused of commanding the dog to attack Abner, failing to call it off as it drew blood.

"The way I look at it, she used her animal, a pit bull, as a weapon to help her in this altercation," Kentucky State Police trooper Scottie Pennington told WKYT-TV.

Police have now charged the 38-year-old woman with murder.

It is understood Wolke and Abner were friends, however police have not revealed what they were arguing about.

Wolke was also charged with resisting arrest and public intoxication.

The pit bull was destroyed at the crime scene by attending police officers.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/kentucky-woman-charged-with-murder-after-pit-bull-attack/b582f194-4e21-4708-8702-602a44efca7c

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