Here’s something Will Hayden’s now done that he’s never done be-fo: been found guilty by a jury of his peers of raping two girls and is about the spend his remaining days behind bars. From theadvocate.com:
The 51-year-old Hayden’s accusers, a 15-year-old girl and a 37-year-old woman who both no longer live in Louisiana, cried and hugged inside state District Judge Mike Erwin’s courtroom as the verdicts were announced: guilty on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape.
Hayden, of Greenwell Springs, will be sentenced May 11. Aggravated rape carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
But the former “reality” TV star’s courtroom appearances aren’t behind him.
Hayden also faces sex crimes charges in Livingston Parish, including an aggravated rape count involving the 15-year-old girl and a sex crime charge involving his oldest daughter and former “Sons of Guns” co-star Stephanie Hayden.
She appeared on the “Dr. Phil” show in 2014 and said her father entered her bedroom one night about two decades ago while intoxicated and pinched and kissed her while trying to disrobe her. She said she escaped and he did not touch her inappropriately again.
Will Hayden’s trial in Livingston is scheduled for July.
Given this week’s verdict and the mandatory life sentence facing him, the July trial won’t really be a game change-uh, but will hopefully provide some resolution for his remaining victims.