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Men Accused Of Slitting Dog's Throat Plead Guilty

The Arkansas men accused of slitting a dog's throat in Morehouse Parish back have pleaded guilty to the charges last Thursday.


In August of 2016, Steven Sadler and Boots Stanley was accused of slitting a pit bull's throat and streaming the video on the social media app, Snapchat. The duo faced up to a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $25,000 for the charge of animal cruelty.


In previous trials, Sadler and Stanley's attorneys argued that the slaughter was not a crime because the dog did not belong to anyone. They also said that because the breed of the dog was a pit bull, that the killing of the dog is legal because in the city of Bastrop pit bulls are considered dangerous.


The trial judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be conducted by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections with a report to be furnished to the court prior to sentencing, which is scheduled for June 14, 2018.