Skip to comments.Lady Gaga's dognapper sentenced to 21 YEARS in prison - 22 months after he stole her pets and shot her dog walker in Hollywood
Posted on 12/05/2022 7:08:35 PM PST by algore
The man who shot Lady Gaga´s dog walker and stole her French bulldogs last year took a plea deal and was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday, officials said.
James Howard Jackson, one of three men and two accomplices who participated in the violent robbery, pleaded no contest to one count of attempted murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Jackson and others drove around Hollywood on Feb. 24, 2021 'looking for French bulldogs,' prosecutors said previously. They found Lady Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, 41, with the pop star's three pets named Asia, Koji and Gustav.
Jackson shot Fischer during the robbery near Sunset Boulevard, during which two of the dogs were taken. A nearby doorbell camera recorded the dog walker screaming 'Oh, my God! I´ve been shot!' and 'Help me!' and 'I´m bleeding out from my chest!' Fischer lost part of a lung. About a month after the crime, he posted on Instagram that his recovering has gone well.
The pop star's dogs were returned two days later by a woman who claimed she had found them tied to a pole and asked about Lady Gaga's offer of a $500,000 reward if the dogs were returned 'no questions asked.' The singer was in Rome at the time filming a movie.
The motive was the value of the French bulldogs, a breed that can run into the thousands of dollars, and detectives do not believe the thieves knew the dogs belonged to the musician
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No contest? Shouldn’t even be an option for this crime.
The only crime was perpetrating robbing a powerful liberal. Had this been some regular case of a robbed and shot white man the perps wouldn’t have even gone to trial.
I am not opposed to heavy sentences in principle. But if he had kidnapped a child and murdered the walker, he would have gotten 12 years instead of 21.
21 years lock up for stealing an ugly skillet faced dog. Often zero time in jail for attacking and hospitalizing people on a subway, in a train station or just walking down a sidewalk. Our society has distorted priorities.
I guess the crime fits the punishment. Or vice versa.
Why wasn’t he just let go?
Why wasn’t he just let go?
See post 4.
I’m curious what a 41 year-old dog-walker to a Hollywood star earns per year.
Wow he should have claimed to be female, he’d have only gotten 1/4 to 1/3 of the sentence.
He didn’t just steal the dogs. Also shot the walker and left for dead
“He didn’t just steal the dogs. Also shot the walker and left for dead.”
If this happened to a normal LA citizen, the perp probably wouldn’t have gone to trial.
I forgot about that part. I do recall many readers thought the shooting was faked, just to produce more attention and chatter about Gaga.
...besides a hole in the chest? I don’t know, but it better be a lot.
Why didn't she offer a reward for info leading to the capture and conviction of the guys who shot her dog-walker?
Did Gaga give the dog-walker $500,000 as compensation for "pain and anguish?"
No, didn't think so!
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