Roseville Woman Charged With Felony For Hanging Mother's Dog

WWJ News
June 18, 2020 - 5:49 pm
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(WWJ) A Roseville woman faces possible prison time in a shocking case of cruelty. 

The Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's Office has charged 28-year-old Shavon Lewis-Roby in the hanging her mother’s pet dog.

Investigators say Lewis-Roby was at a home in the 990 block of East Euclid Street in Detroit Sunday afternoon when she took her mom's dog and hung it from a gate with jumper cables.

The dog's lifeless body was discovered by a neighbor who called Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC)

DACC officers turned the dog's remain's over to the Michigan Humane Society and Detroit Police Department, who began investigating the crime.

Lewis-Roby was arrested on Tuesday and charged with one count of Animal Killing - Second Degree, a felony carrying a maximum prison sentence of seven years in prison.

Bond was set at $25,000/10% at an arraignment Thursday in 36th District Court, and Lewis-Roby's next court appearance was scheduled for June 26. 

Authorities have not discussed a possible motive for the killing.