Lexington man charged with fatally stabbing family dog

jkegley@herald-leader.comNovember 28, 2012 

A Lexington man was indicted this week on charges that he stabbed his family's dog to death with a kitchen knife because he was mad at his mother.

Kimanita Ishar Hale, 21, is charged with torture of a dog or cat resulting in serious physical injury or death, a class D felony. He also is charged with resisting arrest.

When an officer attempted to arrest Hale, he held the officer "at bay by holding the knife to his throat and yelling 'kill me,'" according to a police report filed in Fayette Circuit Court. The stabbing and standoff occurred Oct. 2 at Hale's home on Huntsville Drive.

The officer used a Taser to subdue Hale, the police report said.

Hale was being held in the Fayette County jail on a $1,200 bond.

Before the case was transferred to circuit court, district court Judge Julie Goodman ordered Hale to undergo a mental evaluation.

Hale is scheduled to be arraigned in circuit court Dec. 6.

Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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