Woman charged with stabbing dog to death with butcher knife

Posted at 2:50 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 14:51:53-05
Ronda Lynne Pekel

Ronda Lynne Pekel (Photo: Kent County Sheriff’s Department)

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 46-year-old woman has been charged after police say she stabbed a dog to death with a butcher knife.

Court documents show that Ronda Lynne Pekel was arraigned Jan. 28 on a charge of killing/torturing an animal, a felony that carries a maximum of four years in prison.

The alleged incident happened Jan. 1 at Pekel’s home in the 9700 block of Westview Dr. SW in Byron Township.

Kent County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a “suspicious situation” report and say when they arrived at the home they found Pekel alone with the dead dog, according to court documents.

The dog had been stabbed several times with a butcher knife.

Pekel is due back in court Feb. 17.