Trial to begin for woman charged in connection to death of Ray Paul Lachney
Jury selection is set to begin on Tuesday morning, and opening arguments could begin that afternoon, for the trial of Lisa Rabalais, 42 of Baton Rouge. Rabalais is charged with accessory to the felony of homicide for her alleged role in the 2015 disappearance of Ray Paul Lachney.
Lachney's remains were found in 2016 on T-Doos Road in Mansura. According to the Avoyelles Parish District Attorney's Office, Lachney and Rabalais were hanging out earlier in the day on the last day he was seen. The DA's Office said no specific manner of death has been determined from the autopsy.
District Attorney Charlie Riddle and Assistant District Attorney Tony Salario are prosecuting the case. Chad Guillot is representing Rabalais. The case will be heard before jury that will be overseen by Judge William Bennett.