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15 July 2001 Issue
Victory In Court

July 13, San Jose, Calif.

Andrew Burnett, the man who tossed Leo, the fluffy little Bichon Frise dog to it's death in an apparent bout of road rage last year, was given the maximum sentence today -- three years behind bars.

Judge Kevin J. Murphy said Burnett's release would pose a danger to the community, as he sentenced Burnett to the maximum possible for felony animal cruelty, even though a sentencing report from the Santa Clara County Probation Department had recommended probation and Burnett's mother pleaded for leniency, calling her son an animal lover.

He also faces four charges of perjury for allegedly lying to authorities to get out of speeding tickets.

Go on to GAP's Executive Director in Boston Globe
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