Babysitter charged with killing Wisconsin family's dog, makes insanity plea: report

 A babysitter accused of killing a Wisconsin family's dog while watching their 4-year-old child entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Wednesday, Fox 6 reports.

Keely Sonneman, 18, has been charged with animal abuse by use of a dangerous weapon after the family found their 8-year-old Chihuahua, Batman, with a stab wound to his chest and a plastic bag over his head. .

The criminal complaint obtained by FOX 6 says a Sussex family hired Sonneman to babysit their 4-year-old daughter on Jan. 25. When the mother returned home around 9 p.m., the family dog was missing.

According to the complaint, the mother said Soneman also helped her search for Batman. They searched the house, but could not find him.

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On Friday morning, January 26, the family continued to search for Batman, including walking around the neighborhood, and notified the sheriff's office that the dog was still missing, Fox 6 reports.

The family then called 911 at 1:35 pm. According to the complaint, the family home was scheduled to respond to an animal complaint that same day.

The father told investigators that he found the dog hidden under a blanket in a corner of his bedroom, "with blood everywhere".

According to the complaint, the father told deputies he was suspicious of Sonneman, whom he had hired as a babysitter the night before, because she was home alone with his daughter. Soneman was also allegedly ignoring calls from the family, the complaint said.

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At one point, the complaint said, the dog, Sonnemann and the couple's daughter were all visible in the living room, but Batman was not visible, and Sonnemann could be seen walking down the hallway, where the dog was later found dead. Was found.

The family also told deputies that a pair of scissors were missing and that they noticed that their daughter's hair had also been cut.

Deputies said they found a pair of scissors with blood and hair inside the top drawer of a dresser in the bedroom.

The court ordered Sonneman to be evaluated by a doctor and a review hearing has been scheduled for May 6.

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