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Guidry sentenced in murder case

Posted: 11:43 AM, May 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-30 12:43:16-04

Miles Guidry was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for the murder of Claire Walley.

Guidry, 31, was found guilty earlier this month of second-degree murder in the October 2015 death of Claire Walley. 

A jury unanimously convicted him of the crime. 

Evidence showed that Guidry slashed Walley’s neck, stabbing her multiple times in their home in the 400 block of Lagneaux Road in Duson.  Walley was a graduate student in the Psychology Department at UL Lafayette at the time of her death. 

Guidry fled to Colorado after the murder.

On Tuesday, he was sentenced to life in prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. That’s the mandatory sentence for a second-degree murder charge. 

The case was prosecuted by ADA Michele Billeaud and the lead investigator was Det. Neil St. Cyr with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.