On Tuesday, Frisco resident, William Skyler Leak, was sentenced to five years in prison for slaying two border collies in September 2012. The dogs, an adult female and a female puppy, died after Leak slashed their throats in an apparent act of revenge against his former boss.
Leak had been fired from his Fort Worth job as a horse caretaker in July, but he refused to leave the property, where he lived in a mobile home.
Months later, he was finally evicted from the property, but he returned just a day later, brutally slaying the two dogs.
Leak left a twisted, threatening message with the bodies of the slain dogs; it read:
The sweet surrender as they looked into my eyes — it was breathtaking,
And if you ever try to find me, you will be in the same situation as your dogs."
Leak pleaded guilty to the two charges of animal cruelty on Monday.
The charges normally would have resulted in just two years behind bars, but in light of Leak's threatening message and the brutality of the crime, the judge asked a grand jury to include a deadly weapon notice, which enabled the sentence to be longer.
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