Two Southeast Arkansas men charged in connection with a 2016 video showing what appears to be someone slashing a dog’s throat while another person videos it, will be sentenced this summer after pleading guilty Thursday morning in Bastrop, Louisiana, to aggravated cruelty to animals.

Steven Sadler and Boots Stanley, both 24 of Hamburg, face a possible maximum 10-year prison sentence or maximum $25,000 fine.

The crime came to the attention of law enforcement authorities in August 2016 when a Hamburg police officer reportedly saw the SnapChat video shared on Facebook.

Sadler subsequently was identified as the person who cut the dog’s throat. Stanley was identified as the person who videoed it. The crime was said to have occurred in Bastrop.

Sentencing is set for June 14 in Bastrop, Louisiana.



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