Autoria Lachney gets 15 years for involvement in Tennyson Oaks attack

Published: Apr. 2, 2019 at 3:32 PM CDT
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Autoria Lachney, 19, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in the Rapides Parish Courthouse to 15 years in prison for her involvement in the 2018 attack of a doctor in Tennyson Oaks.

After emotional statements from the victim, as well as, Autoria Lachney and her mother, Alana Lachney, Judge Chris Hazel sentenced her to 15 years on one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and 15 years for conspiracy to aggravated burglary. The sentences will run concurrently.

In April 2018, two men entered the doctor's home and attempted to tie him up. A struggle ensued, during which the doctor was shot in the hand. The two suspects then fled on foot.

The victim in the case began with his impact statement, telling the court of what he experienced during the attack and the effect that this event has had on his life in the past year.

"I thought it was a nightmare," he stated. "It was a calculated maneuver that impacted my life and my livelihood."

The victim stated that at the time the attack occurred, a boy he was mentoring was living with him. The victim was out of town the day before the attack when the boy invited friends over, including Lachney, to socialize.

During that time, Lachney used the downstairs restroom, leaving a window open so that her boyfriend, Roy Hayes, could later enter the home.

Early the next morning, two men, including Hayes, entered the home and attacked the victim.

Lachney's mother, Alana Lachney, then gave her statement.

"You could've lost your life that night," she said addressing the victim. "And I empathize with you."

"I've been in your clinic. You've helped me. You've helped my daughter," she said.

She then addressed her daughter.

"You are wrong, you are guilty," she said to Autoria.

Autoria's statement followed.

"I can't tell you how sorry I am," she said to the victim. "I thought I was in love with somebody who led me to do things I never thought I would have done in my life."

"This is in large part to Ms. Lachney's relationship with Roy Hayes...which I hope is over," said defense attorney Chad Guillot said.

Before sentencing Lachney, Judge Hazel reassured her of her potential.

"You are extremely bright," Hazel said. "I don't think you'll re-offend."