Posted: Mar 10, 2010 12:23 PM by Sarah Rosario
Sentencing for Jeffrey Lee Guillory has been rescheduled for Monday, March 15th at 10:30 AM. The sentencing was delayed because of a 3-day statute, meaning he couldn't be legally sentenced until Thursday. Both the prosecution and defense agreed on the move to Monday.
The prosecution has indicated that they will request the maximum sentence which is 50 years for Attempted Second-Degree Murder and 40 years for Robbery.
According to defense attorney Randall McCann, a motion will be filed for a new trial after the sentencing hearing.
Just after 2 p.m., a jury charged with deciding the fate of a suspected serial killer charged with attempted murder found him guilty. Jeffery Lee Guillory was convicted on two charges following a brutal attack on a Lafayette woman in 2007.
Closing arguments for the trial began Friday morning shortly after 10 a.m. After two and half hours of deliberating the jury came to the verdict of guilty. Guillory is charged with one count of attempted second degree murder and one count of second degree battery.
On his way to the Lafayette Parish Jail, Guillory was still claiming his innocence. Guillory never took the stand to testify, however 11 other people did, and that along with the closing arguments was enough for the jury to unanimously come to the same decision.
Defense Attorney Randal McCann said "I'm disappointed for him. He was hoping for something better. I always expect a different outcome but things don't come out the way you expect."
McCann says if the case is appealed it will be assigned to someone else. For now Guillory will remain in the Lafayette Parish Jail. His sentencing is scheduled to take place next Wednesday, March 10th at 10:30 a.m.