A Caddo Parish jury deliberated 30 minutes Tuesday, September 10, 2019, before finding Torey Keith Kirby, 42, of Baton Rouge, guilty of attempted rape, simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
The seven-man, five-woman jury in District Judge Charles Tutt’s courtroom was empaneled Monday, September 9, 2019, and heard evidence the following day. They heard testimony from the victim, the arresting officer and the detective who worked the case.
The evidence showed that on January 8, 2018, an inebriated Kirby entered the victim’s home in the Broadmoor neighborhood through an unlocked door, found the victim asleep in bed, stood over her while smoking a cigarette and drinking a bottle of alcohol stolen from inside the house, before being chased out by her dog. Then while the victim called 9-1-1, Kirby returned and threatened to rape the victim. When he started to pull his pants down, the victim escaped and the police arrived to make the arrest.
When Kirby returns to Judge Tutt’s court October 21, 2019, he faces prison terms of up to six years for unauthorized entry, from one to 12 years for the burglary conviction and up to 12-1/2 years without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence for attempted rape.
Prosecutors were Assistant District Attorneys William Gaskins and Mallory Richard. Kirby was defended by Michael Enright and Mary Harried.