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Man Cops Plea In 2012 Puppy Burning, Gets 2 Years In Jail

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A puppy named Justice is fighting for his life after being set on fire in Dallas. (credit: Jim Wenger/DFW Rescue Me)

File photo of the puppy named Justice that was set on fire in April 2012. The dog has since died.  (credit: Jim Wenger/DFW Rescue Me)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – One of the four men who was accused of setting a puppy on fire in Pleasant Grove last year has quietly cut a deal with Dallas County prosecutors.

The puppy, later named ‘Justice’, was sprayed with lighter fluid then set on fire in Pleasant Grove in April of 2012.

The four men involved; Darius Ewing, Adrian Ayers, Darius Carey and Richard Valentine were arrested and indicted.

KRLD news has learned Adrian Ayers has pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal. The agreement between prosecutors and Ayers went down June 19th and is just being revealed in court records.

As part of his plea, Ayers will get two years in state jail for admitting to a charge of cruelty to an animal.

Ayers attorney says his client could be required to testify against the three other men who are scheduled for trial next month.

The three remaining defendants are still in jail.

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