Terry Kleiman sentenced for roasting ex-lover Alex Rouse's dog to death
Green Bay cops found Alex Rouse kneeling on the floor of her apartment in tears in the early morning hours of Nov. 23, 2008, a Sunday. In the apartment's oven, they found Rouse's dead 5-month-old Pekingese. It had been roasted alive.
Terry Kleiman is going to spend the next six years of his life in prison for perpetrating that act of brutality. He was sentenced Friday after being convicted in February of breaking into Rouse's apartment, putting the dog in the oven, turning on the heat and leaving.
The two were lovers once. Both worked at the Oval Office, a Green Bay strip joint. But from the sounds of the criminal complaint, Rouse began to fear for her safety after the pair broke up, and that she had stayed away from work the week before the break in.
Brown County Circuit Court Judge William Atkinson called the crime a despicable act, but didn't hit Kleiman with the maximum sentence: 1.5 years for animal cruelty and 12.5 years for burglary.
Kleiman was ratted out by a guy named Josh Marshall. Both belong to a local biker club, and Marshall accompanied Kleiman to the scene of the crime.