PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A
Rhode Island woman has been charged with assault after she threw a rock,
waved a baseball bat and urged her dogs to attack a news crew reporting
on a kindergarten graduation party shooting.
WLNE-TV reports that its cameraman and reporter were trying to speak with Melissa Lawrence, the mother of a victim, Tuesday after a teenage boy turned himself in to police.
Video shows Lawrence
throwing a rock at them, wielding a bat, screaming "Get away from me,"
and directing her two pit bulls to attack. The dogs then bite reporter
Abbey Niezgoda on her forearm.
WLNE says Niezgoda received a tetanus shot.
The Providence Journal reports Lawrence was released on personal recognizance Wednesday after not guilty pleas were entered on her behalf.