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Boxer accused of pet store arson headed back to Vegas

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Kirk Bills (Source: Crown Point Police Department) Kirk Bills (Source: Crown Point Police Department)

The man who police say helped a pet store owner torch her shop while puppies were inside could arrive in Las Vegas later this week.

According to the Lake County Court website, Kirk Bills appeared before a judge in Indiana on Monday and waived his right to fight extradition.

An FBI Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Bills south of his hometown of Chicago in Crown Point, IN, late Friday night.

"He's the one in the surveillance video actually dousing the flammable liquid and lighting the fire," said Gina Greisen of Nevada Voters for Animals. "He absolutely, he needs to be brought justice."

Greisen said Bills' arrest is what animal activists have been waiting for ever since authorities reported the local boxer was caught on camera last month with Prince and Princess Puppies store owner Gloria Lee setting her store on fire.

"Burning puppies to death is probably the most sinister, evil thing that you could even in your wildest nightmares imagine," said Greisen. "They're both absolutely guilty in my mind. They both need to be punished the same. They both need to go to prison for a very long time."

Bills is facing the same charges as Lee, including arson, burglary and 27 counts of attempted animal cruelty.

Prosecutor Shanon Clowers said she plans to seek the same bail amount as Lee received - $310,000. She called Bills also a flight risk, because he left the state.

FOX5 spoke with Bills' wife, Shionnae, who said the on-and-off again couple has three young children, including a baby, on the way.

She also said she knew her husband was found in Indiana but did not elaborate on why he was there. She only said her family has been mistreated and misrepresented.

In response, animal activists said Bills should have thought of his family before he got involved with Lee.

Clowers will be the prosecutor for both Lee and Bills' cases. It's unclear how fast Bills will arrive in Las Vegas. Clowers said he will likely fly here as she wants to get the ball rolling.

Lee will back in court Tuesday morning as a judge reviews her prior felony convictions.

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