The man who shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stole her French bull dogs last year has pleaded guilty to charges and been sentenced to 21 years in prison.
According to authorities, the Gaga connection was just a coincidence and not a motivating factor in the theft.
Apparently, the motive for the crime was the value of the French bulldogs, which can run into the thousands of dollars. Police have indicated they do not believe the thieves knew the dogs belonged to the pop star.
A man who shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker during a violent robbery last year during which two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen was sentenced on Monday to 21 years in prison, prosecutors said. https://t.co/1wPAnC8j6e
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James Howard Jackson, one of three men and two accomplices who participated in the violent robbery and its aftermath, pleaded no contest to one count of attempted murder.
Jackson and others drove around Hollywood, the city of West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 24, 2021 “looking for French bulldogs,” prosecutors said previously.
It was on that day they came across Lady Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, with her three pets.
Fischer was in the courtroom today as Jackson was sentenced.
Almost 2 years after he was shot in the chest because he refused to hand over Lady Gaga’s beloved French bulldogs, Ryan Fischer was in an LA courtroom as the man who pulled the trigger was sentenced to 21 years in prison. https://t.co/ukqCMwfx6t
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