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Woman Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Killing Man by Setting Her Pit Bull on Him | "Good Boy, Get Him"
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Woman Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Killing Man by Setting Her Pit Bull on Him | "Good Boy, Get Him"

The court senteced Melissa Wolkes to 20 years in prison for murdering Donald Abner on January 10, 2020.

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A 40-year-old woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for murdering a 55-year-old man in Kentucky. Melissa Wolke reportedly commanded her pit bull to charge at Donald Abner on January 10, 2020. Neighbors told authorities they saw Wolke on top of Abner punching him and ordering her canine to maul the victim. The accused was sentenced earlier this month after she agreed to plead guilty to the murder in October, reports PEOPLE.

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"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 reportedly said. On the day when the murder took place, police received a 911 call reporting about a woman "jumping up and down" over a man and assaulting him while her pit bull tore at him. Neighbors informed authorities that they also witnessed Wolke telling the dog, "Good boy, get him," WKYT reported. The local police stated that Wolke refused to call off her dog when officers ordered her to command the animal to stop its brutal attack on Abner, who succumbed to his injuries before any treatment could be administered.