Hahnville man sentenced in 2021 murder

Published 2:40 pm Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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HAHNVILLE — Laron Toney, Jr., 23, was sentenced by Judge Connie M. Aucoin on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Toney pled guilty on April 11, 2023 to manslaughter and to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Aucoin sentenced Toney to 30 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections on the manslaughter conviction and 15 years on the firearm conviction. In advance of the sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Deanne Williams presented two victim impact statements to the count through the testimony of the sister and nephew of the victim, Lionel Fiffie. Following those impact statements, Judge Aucoin imposed the sentences and ordered those sentences to run concurrent with each other.

Toney was previously revoked for a probation violation by Judge Timothy S. Marcel and ordered to serve 10 years with the Louisiana Deparånent of Corrections. Judge Aucoin ordered the sentences that she imposed to run consecutively to that imposed by Judge Marcel. The result of those orders is a total sentence of 40 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections for Laron Toney, Jr.

“I would like to commend the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for its thorough and efficient investigation resulting in the quick apprehension of the perpetrator of this senseless act of violence,” said First Assistant District Attorney, Juan A. Byrd. “I would be remiss if I did not recognize the efforts of Assistant District Attorney Deanne Williams, who worked diligently to resolve the case against Toney in a manner that serves the interests of justice and provides the family with the certainty and closure afforded by this plea and sentence.”