The man who shot Lady Gaga‘s canine walker, Ryan Fischer, when he refused at hand over the singer’s three French bulldogs throughout a stroll on Feb. 24, 2021, was sentenced to 21 years in jail Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Only moments earlier than, James Howard Jackson, 19, had pleaded no contest to a cost of tried homicide for his half within the crime.
In a press release, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office tells Yahoo Entertainment, “A settlement was reached today in the case of the People vs. James Howard Jackson. Mr. Jackson pleaded no contest to one count of attempted murder and admitted the allegation of inflicting great bodily injury and to a prior strike. He immediately was sentenced to 21 years in state prison. Also, Harold White pleaded no contest to a count of ex-convict in possession of a gun. He will be sentenced next year. The plea agreement holds Mr. Jackson accountable for perpetrating a coldhearted violent act and provides justice for our victim. The District Attorney’s Office works to hold to account anyone who commits violent acts in our community.”
Fischer had been strolling the canines — named Asia, Gustav and Koji — near Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood when he was approached by two males demanding he hand them over. Fischer refused, and Jackson shot him. The attackers managed to go away with each Gustav and Koji. Prosecutors had stated the canines, slightly than the “Born This Way” singer, have been the goal.
“I do forgive you,” Fischer stated throughout his sufferer impression assertion, in accordance with Rolling Stone. “With the attack, you completely altered my life. I know I can’t completely move on from the night you shot me until I said those words to you.”
Fischer thanked Jackson for leaving the canines unhurt.
“They were returned and returned to their mom,” he stated. “I don’t think I could have lived with myself if they died.”
The pets have been handed again over to Gaga 5 days later, after she provided a $500,000 no-questions-asked reward and a girl later linked to the dognappers tried to assert it.
Several others have been charged within the assault or as equipment after the very fact.
Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to Fischer and Gaga for remark.