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Woman held for trial for stabbing neighbor in dog dispute

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A Cumberland County woman is headed to trial on attempted homicide and other charges related to an incident where she allegedly stabbed her 60-year-old neighbor in a dispute over dogs.

A district judge on Monday found enough evidence against 55-year-old Lourdes Keefe to hold her for court on all 12 counts stemming from the Aug. 22 assault.

Keefe, of West Fairview, was returned to Cumberland County Prison following the preliminary hearing.

She remains jailed without bail for the attack on Dyanne Ensminger in the 1500 block of 2nd Street.

Police said Keefe threw a caustic liquid that burned Ensminger's skin on her arm and chest before stabbing her twice in the abdomen.

East Pennsboro Township police said in the criminal complaint that they had cited Keefe for her dogs running at large, and that Ensminger testified against her during a summary trial hours before the assault.

Keefe was found guilty and was waiting for Ensminger when she came home, police said in the complaint.

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

A formal arraignment was scheduled for Dec. 19.


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