Babysitter accused of killing family dog pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

Posted at 6:20 AM, Feb 28, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-28 13:37:24-05

The babysitter accused of killing a family dog entered a not guilty plea by reason of insanity Wednesday.

Kielee Sonnemann, 18, is facing a felony count in relation to the death of a chihuahua. She was released on a $2,000 bond earlier in February.

Prosecutors say they found the dog with what appeared to be a stab wound a day after Sonnemann babysat one of the family's children.

Sonnemann previously denied harming the dog.

Her next court date is May 6th.