5 to Share Reward in Road-Rage Case

From Times Wire Reports

Five people will split a $115,000 reward for helping convict a man who tossed a small dog into traffic, where it was killed.

Dog lovers and others had donated the money. Andrew Burnett was convicted Tuesday of animal cruelty for grabbing Leo, the fluffy, white bichon frise, from Sara McBurnett's car and dropping him onto a busy highway after a Feb. 11, 2000, fender bender.

John Mora, who testified that he saw the incident, will get $75,000, the Humane Society said. Four others who provided information in the case will get $10,000 each.

In an interview to be shown tonight on ABC's "20/20," Burnett says he "loves animals" and did not mean to hurl the dog into traffic.

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