MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE) — Sentences have been determined for Steven Sadler and Boots Stanley. Each was sentenced to three years probation with a $5,000 fine.The probation will be reassessed in one year. They potentially could be free from probation after that.They will have to spend 365 days in jail if they do not pay the fine.
Judge Carl V. Sharp was the judge in this case. Sadler and Stanley 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.
Animal rights activists said the guilty plea brought them one step closer to their goal: for Sadler and Stanley to 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,” said Tom Thrower, the Morehouse Parish Humane Society president, in February.