McMinnville, Oregon – A man has been sentenced to spend 15 years in prison for a violent attack in a parking garage. The incident occurred on July 5, 2021, and involved Lay, who was found guilty of assaulting a woman in the parking garage of a shopping mall in McMinnville.
The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was reportedly attacked by Lay as she was returning to her vehicle. The assault left her with severe injuries, and Lay was quickly apprehended by law enforcement following the incident.
During the trial, the prosecution presented evidence detailing the brutal nature of the attack, and Lay was ultimately convicted of the crime. In addition to the 15-year prison sentence, Lay has also been ordered to pay restitution to the victim for the injuries and trauma she experienced as a result of the attack.
The judge presiding over the case described the attack as a heinous act and emphasized the need for accountability and justice for the victim. The sentence is intended to serve as a deterrent to others who may contemplate committing similar violent acts.
In response to the verdict, the victim expressed relief and gratitude for the support she received throughout the legal process. She also advocated for increased awareness and measures to address violence in parking garages and other public spaces, emphasizing the importance of safety and security for everyone.