LAS VEGAS — Apologies didn’t sway a Nevada judge who sentenced a 28-year-old man to four to 10 years in prison for setting fire to a pet shop where 27 dogs were rescued after sprinklers doused flames.
Kirk Bills said Monday he was sorry to animal rights advocates and his family members in the courtroom, and said he wished he could take back what he’d done.
Defense attorney Roger Bailey asked for leniency and a two-to-five year sentence.
Clark County District Court Judge David Barker said Bills lit the match to start the January 2014 fire at the Prince and Princess pet shop in southwest Las Vegas.
Former shop owner Gloria Lee was sentenced last week to 5 to 14 years in prison for arson, insurance fraud and attempted animal cruelty.