She was convicted of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, aggravated battery and felony hit-and-run after a jury deliberated for 30 minutes,
Henley, 47, met the man, who authorities described as a “dapper retired engineer in his 60s,” at a Walmart in Marietta in February 2016, Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said in a statement.
After meeting for lunch, the pair began to see each other frequently over the next several days. Henley encouraged her new admirer to lavish gifts on her and take her out on the town.
However, by the end of the week, the man had enough of spending on her. Feeling he was being used, he asked Henley to leave.
On March 5, the man walked Henley to her car parked in his driveway.
When Henley got into her car, prosecutors say she immediately backed up and then accelerated toward the man, who was struck and landed on the hood of her car. After putting the car in reverse, which caused the victim to be removed from the car hood, Henley again drove over him.
She then fled the scene as the victim was screaming for help, prosecutors said. Fortunately, he had his cellphone with him and was able to call for assistance and survived the attack.
Investigators caught up with Henley the next day and she denied being at the man’s house at the time of the crash. She did not seem to have any concern that the man’s legs were crushed and referred to him as “what’s his name,” officials say.
Police were led to believe Henley was keeping the man around as a “sugar daddy.”
Despite telling the victim and another man that she worked in insurance, dealing with “catastrophic events,” authorities could not determine how exactly she made a living.
The prosecutor referred to the victim as Henley’s “catastrophic event.”
Henley’s defense team tried to present an alibi showing that she not in the area during the time of the incident and was texting someone else at the time.
In response, prosecutors asked jurors “if not her, then who?”
It took the jury 30 minutes to convict Henley of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, aggravated battery and felony hit and run.
She will have to serve at least 7 years of the 15 years in prison before being eligible for parole.