Gloria Lee, 36, was sentenced yesterday to five to 14 years in state prison for torching her Las Vegas pet store with 27 puppies and dogs inside. Lee was caught on surveillance video removing files while co-defendant Kirk Bills poured liquid on the floor around locked kennel cages and ignited it.
The pet shop, Prince and Princess, sprinkler system was able to douse the flames and saved the lives of the 25 puppies and two adult dogs inside the store.
During ther trial, Lee revealed that she is pregnant, but the news did not put off the lengthy sentence in the case. Prosecutor Shanon Clowers said the pregnancy announcement was simply an attempt at garnering a “get out of jail free card.”
Lee pleaded guilty in October to arson, insurance fraud and attempted animal cruelty charges in a plea deal that had 28 other charges against her dismissed.