Monday, September 30, 2013
Frisco resident who killed two dogs sentenced to 5 years in prison
William Leak allegedly retaliated against a former boss after getting fired.
FRISCO A Frisco man was sentenced to five years in prison last week for killing two of his ex-boss’ dogs.
William Skyler Leak, 25, who pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty in a plea deal in October, must serve half of his five-year sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
Leak was fired from a Fort Worth horse stable, where he was employed as a caretaker, in July 2012 and was ordered to leave a mobile home on the property, according to police reports.
After being evicted from the mobile home on September 25, 2010, and the border collies were found the following morning with their necks slashed, authorities said.
Prosecutor D.J. Estes said in a release Leak is a disturbed individual.
“He will have at least the next two-and-a-half years to reflect on the heinous nature of his crime,” he said.
After committing the crime, Leak left a note in the stables threatening the owner and described the dog’s deaths as “absolutely beautiful,” and said he would put the owner in “the same situation as [his] dogs” if the owner tried to find him.
Investigators said Leak was fired from his job for poor work performance.
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