A 56-year-old Fulton County woman is accused of killing a dog with a fireplace poker while trying to get to a man who'd barricaded himself in another room.
Deputies say Rebecca Wesson beat the dog to death this past weekend in the Town of Bleecker. Police say she eventually stabbed the man in the chest. He was treated for a minor injury. Wesson was charged with assault and aggravated cruelty to animals.
photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office