The criminal case against a woman who walked into a Los Angeles police station with two of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs days after the singer’s dog walker was shot dead during a robbery has ended.
Jennifer McBride, 52, pleaded no plea to receiving stolen property on Thursday and was sentenced to two years’ probation, court documents show.
McBride originally faced two criminal charges, but a charge of complicity was dropped as part of the plea deal, court records show.
Dog walker Ryan Fischer was walking Lady Gaga’s three French bulldogs on the 1500 block of Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood on February 25, 2021 when a car pulled over and two men jumped out.
Fischer fought back as the men tried to grab the dogs and he was shot in the chest. The attackers took two of the dogs and escaped. He was later discharged from a hospital.
The dogs were recovered after McBride entered a Los Angeles police station days after the shooting with the two bulldogs.
She claimed she came across the dogs tied to a pole and asked for a $500,000 reward, which the singer offered for her return, police said at the time. McBride was later arrested.
Investigators determined that she was in a relationship with the father of one of the men accused of assaulting fishermen.
The trigger, 20-year-old James Howard Jackson, pleaded no appeal this month on charges of attempted murder and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.
Jackson was on the run for months after being falsely released from prison in April due to a clerical error. He was recaptured in August.
Harold White, 42, who was in a relationship with McBride, did not advocate being an ex-convict in possession of a firearm this month.
His sentencing is scheduled for March 13, court filings show.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-12-22/woman-sentenced-reward-lady-gaga-french-bulldogs Woman who had Lady Gaga’s stolen French bulldogs is sentenced