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Woman jailed for stabbing neighbor in dog dispute

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A Cumberland County woman was charged with attempted homicide after she stabbed her 60-year-old neighbor in a dispute over dogs, according to court documents.

Lourdes Keefe, 54, of West Fairview, threw a caustic liquid onto her neighbor before stabbing the woman twice in the abdomen Thursday evening in the 1500 block of 2nd Street, the criminal complaint states.

Police said the liquid, which burned the victim's skin on her arm and chest, may have been acid.

The victim, Dyanne Ensminger, told police that she and Keefe have long feuded over Keefe allowing her dogs to run loose.

East Pennsboro Township police said in the complaint that they recently cited Keefe for her dogs running at large, and that Ensminger testified against her during a summary trial before District Judge Richard Dougherty earlier in the day.

Keefe was found guilty and filed a complaint with police regarding the trial and Ensminger, and told police that "someone was going to pay," the complaint states.

When Ensminger came home, Keefe was waiting and attacked her until Keefe's son intervened, police said in the complaint.

Keefe also threatened to kill Ensminger's friend, according to the complaint.

Police said Ensminger had a surveillance camera to document incidents with Keefe and the attack was videotaped.

"As the victim's vehicle pulled up, she stood by the side of the van and grabbed this substance that was in a plastic container on the top of her vehicle and threw it on the victim as she walked up," East Pennsboro Police Sgt. Danielle Kraul said.

In addition to attempted homicide, Keefe was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of simple assault, two counts of terroristic threats, and one count of retaliation against a victim or witness.

Keefe was sent to Cumberland County Prison without bail pending a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 13.


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