Judge Larry Mitchell sentenced Darius Ewing, the accused leader of four men who set a four month old puppy on fire in the Pleasant Grove district of Southeast Dallas by pouring lighter fluid on him and then tossing a cigarette, to five years in jail. Friday's sentencing now brings some justice for the tiny Labrador and terrier mixed breed dog named Justice, who was just in the wrong place at the wrong time on Apr. 4, 2012.
A witness originally found the stray, defenseless puppy hanging from a fence and used a pair of scissors to free him. After that she saw the teenager douse the puppy with lighter fluid and throw a lit cigarette on him. The puppy ran away and hid until he was found petrified and in horrific pain behind an air conditioning unit.
DFW Rescue Me desperately tried to save Justice who suffered burns over 70% of his body, however the pup succumbed to his egregious injuries a week later.
Adrian Ayers was sentenced to two years in prison. Darius Carey was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Both men were involved in Justice's brutal animal torture.
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