by Denise Carey-Costa
Bastrop, Louisiana, located in Morehouse Parish, boasts scenic drives and breathtaking views via its Chamber of Commerce. Their motto is “The city of spirit, pride and progress.”
But something dark and sinister lurks among the scenic bayous and beautiful scenery. Bastrop first gained notoriety in August 2016 when two of its residents, Boots Stanley and Steve Sadler tortured and killed a pit bull (given the media name Justice). They not only filmed the entire event on Snapchat but also boasted about it. It was considered one of the most heinous acts committed against an animal by a human(s).
Although a petition was launched and over 21,000 letters poured in from around the world, Judge Carl Sharp handed down a sentence far too lenient for the violence of the crime. Sadler and Stanley were given only three years probation, a $5,000 fine, and community service. However, their probation will be reassessed in one year, and they could be entirely free after that.
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