Animal activist Jonnie England was in the audience for Wednesday's court hearing.
"You don't have to be an animal lover or have a lot of dogs or cats to be horrified by this crime," England
said outside the courtroom.
"The implications that if someone can do this to a little puppy, what might this person do to a child a child, a total stranger, now or in the future?"
England works with the Texas Humane Alliance and was among those who saw Justice before he died.