Woman accused in dog’s death after allegedly stealing owner’s pickup pleads guilty

Woman pleads guilty after reportedly stealing pickup truck, leaving dog inside to die

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The woman accused in a dog’s death after allegedly stealing the owner’s pickup truck has pleaded guilty, according to court records.

Leslie Aguillard pleaded guilty Monday, March 9 to carjacking, aggravated second degree battery, and aggravated cruelty to animals. Aguillard’s sentencing is scheduled for some time in June.

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A pickup truck was stolen outside a Baton Rouge doughnut shop in August of 2019, and was later recovered with a dead dog inside. It appears the truck was stolen by Aguillard. At the time of the theft, the dog’s owner, David Mohr, begged the woman to let his dog out first, but she refused. It appears she later abandoned the stolen vehicle and left the dog, Roleaux, inside to die from overheating. Mohr was also injured while trying to chase after Aguillard as she drove away. After the incident, Mohr started the Roleaux Foundation to help animals.

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