August 28, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas pet shop owner accused of setting fire to her storefront business where 27 puppies were rescued has been indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges that could get her decades in prison.
An indictment handed up Friday against 35-year-old Gloria Eun Hye Lee contains the same 31 charges she had faced in Las Vegas Justice Court.
They include arson, conspiracy, burglary and 27 counts of attempted animal cruelty.
Lee is due Feb. 24 in state court. Her attorney, Ozzie Fumo, says she plans to plead not guilty.
An accused co-defendant, Kirk Bills, is jailed in Crown Point, Ind., pending his transfer in custody to Las Vegas.
Prosecutors say profit appears to have been the motive for the Jan. 27 fire that damaged Lee's Prince and Princess pet store.
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