Stacia Newman, President of Nevada Political Action for Animals, along with volunteers, urged the District Attorney via email, phone calls and rallies in front of The Las Vegas Justice Court to charge her with the maximum penalty which includes cruelty to animals.
It paid off. As of today, Lee remains in custody on a $310,000 bail. Her lawyer tried to lower the bail, claiming the judge is punishing her because of a previous 'brush' with the law. She was convicted of Larceny back in December, 2011.
35 year-old Gloria Lee, owner of The Prince & Princess Puppies & Boutique, along with her Co-Conspirator, Kirk Bills, were caught on surveillance January 27th, in the early morning hours, pouring gas throughout the store, rolling a newspaper, and then setting it on fire. Dozens of puppies cried in terror. Local firefighters rushed to the scene, rescuring and saving all the puppies as the store went up in flames. Heros.
Kirk Bills took off after the fire, but was arrested in Crown Point, Indiana. Las Vegas Police have 30 days to bring him back since he waived his right to an extradition hearing.
Lee was placed in solitary confinement because of numerous threats against her. Whatever her motive was to maliciously try to burn her business and puppies, her malice was evil and stupid. In a day where laws are finally changing to give voice to the voiceless, and so much is caught on camera, this act of cruelty will shadow her for years to come, and burn her with flames no amount of water will extinguish.
A preliminary hearing is set for Lee on February 24. And we'll be watching...