BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A woman convicted of stealing a truck and leaving the owner’s dog to die inside the hot vehicle has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore says Leslie Aguillard will face time for the following charges:
- 12 years for carjacking
- 10 years for aggravated cruelty to animals
- 12 years for second degree battery
- 7 of a 12 year sentence on an unrelated charge after time served
She will serve those sentences concurrently, meaning her total sentence is 12 years.
Aguillard stole David Mohr’s truck last summer while he was inside a Baton Rouge doughnut shop.
Mohr’s Labrador-Weimeraner, Rohr, was inside in the truck at the time.
Mohr tried to stop Aguillard as she took off, but he was dragged and injured in the process
The vehicle was later found with the dog dead of apparent heat exhaustion.
“He was an innocent victim,” Mohr said tearfully when he confronted Aguillard in court in December, 2019, The Advocate reports. “I know he was waiting on me to open that door. He was scared when it happened.”
Aguillard plead guilty back in March to all of the charges listed.