Hammond man pleads to conspiracy in teen's murder
Press Release from District Attorney Scott Perrilloux:
District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 30-year-old Erin Stanley, of Hammond, LA, pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit second degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old Hector Dotey.
On May 20, 2014, TPSO detectives were dispatched to a residence located on Willa Villa Road in reference to a possible homicide of a 16-year-old male identified as Hector Dotey. Upon detectives’ arrival to the crime scene, the victim’s sister told law enforcement that she found her brother in his bedroom with a large amount of blood near the back of his head. She further advised that her brother had attended a party in Hammond and was involved in a fight. Sometime after the fight, she heard yelling outside of their residence and a loud noise that sounded like the front door opening. Detectives quickly learned that Damone Stanley was one of the people involved in the fight from earlier in the night and developed him as a potential suspect.
Upon locating and speaking to Damone Stanley, Detectives learned that he and two others attended a party in Hammond. Damone stated that after leaving the party, he received a phone call from his friend informing him that he was just involved in a confrontation and that they were meeting in the Willa Villa Subdivision where a fight was to take place. Damone agreed to accompany his friend to the fight, and at some point throughout the fight, Hector Dotey struck Damone in the back of the head.
After the fight, Damone, Erin Stanley, and Akem Banks conspired to shoot Hector Dotey’s residence. Once at Dotey’s residence, Erin Stanley changed the plan and decided that they needed to enter the home and go into Dotey’s bedroom to fire the weapon. After firing the weapon, all three fled the scene.
Erin Stanley was sentenced to 20 years with the department of corrections for his role in the killing of Hector Dotey.
Assistant District Attorney Angel Monistere represented the State of Louisiana; Judge Elizabeth Wolfe handed down the sentence.