A woman from Pattersonville in Montgomery County is charged in the fatal beating of her own dog, using an aluminum bat, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Debralee Knight, 33, was arraigned at the Town of Florida Court by Judge Carleo under the Agriculture & Markets Law which includes Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals plus failure to provide proper sustenance (Class-A Misdemeanor). She is also charged with lying to authorities.

Police say Knight intentionally and repeatedly hit her pit bull and then burying the dog in the backyard back in October. Authorities got a report on Oct. 25 that someone intentionally killed a dog.

Knight was released on her own recognizance and is due back in Town of Glen Court on Dec. 11.