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Woman faces life in prison after destroying Andy Warhol Paintings during drunken first date with Texas attorney

January 15, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Woman faces life in prison after destroying Andy Warhol Paintings during drunken first date with Texas attorney

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Lindy Lou Layman facing life-in-prison for destroying pricey art

A woman from Dallas, Texas, is facing up to life behind bars if she is found guilty on felony charges after she damaged over $300,000 worth of art during a drunken first date with a high-profile attorney.

The damaged art, which was owned by a leading Houston lawyer, includes two paintings by famous artist Andy Warhol.

Lindy Lou Layman was charged with a first-degree felony after attorney Tony Buzbee alleged that she poured wine on his Warhol paintings and broke two $20,000 sculptures by tossing them across the room, Fox News reported.

If the 29-year-old Laymen is found guilty, she faces a prison sentence ranging from five years up to life.

The case is classified as a first-degree felony because of the value of the damaged pieces.

Laymen appeared before Texas District Judge Kelli Johnson last week for a hearing on probable cause. Prosecutors said Layman was on a first date with Buzbee and at the end of the date,

Layman got drunk and refused to leave the prominent attorney’s home. She then reportedly “threw liquid on the paintings and threw the sculptures.”

The Dallas woman’s lawyer, Justin Keiter, told journalists “Our side has the rest of the story.” He said he would present that story to the court.

He added, “We disagree with Buzbee’s rendition of the facts when he spoke to the media, and we disagree with what was said in court.”

Layman is out on $300,000 bond and is banned from consuming alcohol or using drugs. She is also required not to contact Buzbee.

Buzbee is a well-known Houston lawyer who defended then-Governor Rick Perry after he was charged by the Travis County District Attorney’s Office with power abuse.

That case was dropped after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered the charges to be dismissed. Perry is now the Secretary of Energy for the Trump Administration.

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