Man sentenced to death, mother arrested on jury tampering charges

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 10:31am

A Caddo jury announced late Wednesday evening that LaMondre Tucker would receive the death sentence.  Shortly after the announcement, his mother, Alicia Tucker, was arrested on charges of conspiracy of jury tampering.

Authorities told us that Alicia and LaMondre made contact with a prospective juror during the jury selection of LaMondre's murder trial.  Authorities said that she tried to convince the prospective juror to change her position on the death penalty since they thought the court would more likely seat the juror on the jury if she was open to the death penalty.  The prospective juror did not get put on the case because of the contact.

LaMondre was sentenced to death Wednesday evening after the jury found him guilty on Tuesday for first degree murder.  Authorities say he shot and killed his pregnant former girlfriend, Tavia Sills, in north Shreveport in September 2008.

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