On June 26, 2017, Katie Landry of 107 Oak Ln. Pierre Part, LA., age 27, pled guilty as charged to the charges of Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Negligent Injuring (2 counts). Landry was prosecuted by District Attorney Ricky L. Babin and Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney. Presiding over this case was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner Jr. This guilty plea stems following a 2016 car crash in Assumption Parish that resulted in the death of 58 year old Cheryl Hebert of Paincourtville, LA.
On January 30, 2016, Troopers with Louisiana State Police were dispatched to a two vehicle fatal car crash on Hwy 308 North of Hwy 402 in Napoleonville. Through the course of the crash investigation, troopers determined that Katie Landry, the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, was traveling northbound on Hwy 308 when her vehicle crossed the centerline for an unknown reason striking a 2004 Toyota 4-Runner driven by Cheryl Hebert carrying her son and minor grandson. Both vehicles came to rest in a field off the southbound shoulder of Hwy 308. Hebert was pronounced deceased on scene by the Assumption Parish Coroner’s Office. Hebert’s son and grandson were transported to a local hospital where they were evaluated and treated for minor injuries. Landry was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge where she was treated for her injuries. While at the hospital, a blood sample was taken from Landry and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for blood alcohol analysis. On February 12, 2016, the results from the blood alcohol analysis were received from the crime lab and indicated that Landry had a blood alcohol content of .13 grams percent. An arrest warrant was issued for Landry, and she was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charges, Judge Turner ordered that sentencing be deferred pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. Sentencing is set for August 28, 2017.
On August 28, 2017, Katie Landry appeared before Judge Turner for sentencing. After hearing victim impact statements and testimony from Landry’s family, Judge Turner ordered that Landry be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 20 years with credit for time served. It was ordered that 3 years of the imposed sentence are to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. In addition, it was ordered that Landry is to pay restitution in the amount of $12,000 within 24 months of her release.