BATON ROUGE, La. (WGNO) -- A woman accused of stealing a truck and leaving a dog inside it to die in the Louisiana heat has pleaded guilty.
News outlets report 30-year-old Leslie Aguillard entered pleas Monday to charges of carjacking, battery and animal cruelty. She was accused of taking a man’s pickup truck while he stepped inside a Baton Rouge doughnut shop last summer.
The man’s Labrador-Weimaraner mix was inside. The man tried to stop the theft but was dragged. The vehicle was later found with the dog dead of apparent heat exhaustion.