The person who was charged with shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker last year just got a harsh sentence for the crime: he will spend decades in prison.
After making a plea deal with the District Attorney’s Office, James Howard Jackson was sentenced to 21 years in prison in Los Angeles County on Monday. In 2021, Jackson was one of five men who were arrested by the police and accused of doing a violent act.
A representative from the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office tells us that Jackson pleaded no contest to a count of attempted murder and admitted that he hurt a previous strike very badly.
Prosecutors said that Jackson was the one who shot Ryan Fischer that night because he wanted to steal Gaga’s two French bulldogs.
A source got a video of the crazy fight, which showed that the group literally drove up and jumped out to attack Ryan, shooting him in the process.
Jackson was facing the most serious charges, including trying to kill someone and using a semiautomatic gun to hurt someone. He was also accused of being a convicted criminal who had a gun hidden in a car.
You may remember that earlier this year, he was mistakenly let out of jail for a short time because of a clerical error by the Sheriff’s Department. At the time, Fischer told us he was scared and was asking the police to get him back quickly.
They did it in the end, and now he’s leaving for a long time. It’s not clear what’s going on with the other four men involved in the case. Two of them have been charged with attempted murder, and the other two have been smashed with accessory charges.
The two dogs were given back to their rightful owner, and Ryan has thankfully gotten better.