When Cushingberry allegedly became angry, police say Summers sprayed him with mace. That's when, police say, he shot her.
According to the newspaper, Summers posted on Facebook about her concerns regarding the dog just two days before her death. "This dog is a nasty devil that I’ve actually had to spray — twice!" Summers reportedly wrote.
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PEOPLE confirms that federal prosecutors have charged Cushingberry with second-degree murder, assaulting a federal employee and discharging a firearm during a crime.
The woman's death is being investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI.
Cushingberry has not yet filed a plea and his attorney has not yet been publicly named. He is being held without bond.
In a Facebook Post, the National Association of Letter Carriers said that they hope that justice will be served in the case. "Please keep the family, including a 14-year-old daughter, in your prayers."
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