UPDATE: 3 years probation for men who slit dog's throat on video

Published: Jun. 14, 2018 at 10:28 AM CDT
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Update: 11:25 am: Sentences have been determined for Steven Sadler and Boots Stanley. Each was sentenced to 3 years probation with a $5,000.

They will have to spend 365 days in jail if they do not pay the fine.

The probation will be reassessed in 1 year. They could potentially be free from probation after that.

Judge Carl V. Sharp was the judge in this case.


Steven Sadler and Boots Stanley are in court today after both pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals on April 19th, 2018.

In 2016, the two men cut a dog's throat and posted the video on social media.

Several cases are on the docket today.

Animal rights activists said the guilty plea brought them one step closer to their goal: For Steven Sadler and Boots Stanley to finally be held accountable for the gruesome video they made nearly two years ago.

"We call it the murder of the dog here in Morehouse Parish," Morehouse Parish Humane Society president Tom Thrower said in February.

The men face up to ten years in prison and a $25,000 fine.



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