Last of 4 Charged in Pup's Burning Death Plead

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    The last two suspects awaiting trial in the burning death of a 4-month-old puppy in Dallas have entered guilty pleas.

    Darius Ewing was accused of being the leader of the group that torched the puppy. He and Richard Valentine pleaded guilty on Tuesday to single animal cruelty counts. Valentine was sentenced to 15 months in prison, but Ewing will be sentenced later.

    Adrian Ayers and Darius Carey already entered guilty pleas. Ayers received a two-year prison sentence, while Carey drew a 15-month term.

    Authorities say the men set fire to the dog in April of last year at an apartment complex in the Pleasant Grove district of southeast Dallas.

    The puppy suffered burns to 70 percent of its body. Later named Justice, he died days later.