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Lamondre Tucker sentenced to death, mother arrested

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Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- Lamondre Tucker, the man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to death after he was found guilty of first degree murder. The Jury deliberated for less than an hour before reaching a decision.

Tucker was convicted of killing 18-year old Tavia Sills.  The murder happened in September 2008.  Sills was five months pregnant when she was killed.

KSLA News 12 has also learned that Lamondre Tucker's mom, Alicia Tucker, was arrested right after the sentencing.  She's charged with conspiracy to tamper with a juror.

We've learned that during the jury selection phase of the trial, she and Lamondre called a prospective juror who they knew to convince her to change her testimony.  Originally that juror had testified before the court that she was against the death penalty. 

"This juror did, in fact, change her testimony in an effort to get on the jury.  But because the police had tape recorded Mr. Tucker's phone conversations from jail, we were able to learn about this," says Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Dale Cox.

Cox adds that the prospective juror admitted that she had spoken with the Lamondre Tucker, and that she had testified falsely and changed her story.

Alicia Tucker was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center around 9:30 p.m.  If convicted, she could face up to 99 years of hard labor.

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