Opening statements underway in Lamondre Tucker's murder trial

By Tracy Clemons - bio|email

UPDATE: From our KSLA News Reporter Tracy Clemons Live from the courtroom:

In the opening statements, Prosecution gave detailed account in the opening in the Lamondre Tucker murder trial. They say he shot his girlfriend 3 times, the third shot was to her back, and that was what ended up killing her.

They say his alleged motive was because of his believed his girlfriend was pregnant with his child and that he didn't want a second child because he had just had one with another woman. But DNA revealed the child turned out not to be his.

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA)- Opening statements in the Lamondre Tucker murder trial are now underway. The prosecution and the defense completed jury selection late Saturday afternoon, a process that took 6 days.

Lamondre Tucker is charged with first degree murder in the murder of his girlfriend Tavia Sills in September of 2008.  Sills was five months pregnant at the time of her murder, and had just started her first year at SUSLA.  She was found shot to death in a pond off of Legardy in the Martin Luther King neighborhood.

If convicted, Tucker faces life in prison without the possibility of parole, or the death penalty.  Stay with KSLA News 12 on air and on line for the latest as this case develops.

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