Thursday, March 24 2011 9:39 PM EDT2011-03-25 01:39:34 GMT
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CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
The state rested its case Tuesday afternoon in the trial of a Shreveport woman charged with tampering with a potential juror in her son's capital murder case.
A jury was chosen and testimony delivered during the day, in the case of Alicia Tucker. The defense will begin its case Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Caddo Parish Court House.
Tucker is charged with conspiracy to commit jury tampering during the murder trial of her son, Lamondre Tucker, back in 2011. Lamondre has since been convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend, Tavia Sills, in 2008.
Alicia Tucker is charged with trying to coerce a potential juror in her son's trial into changing their testimony in an attempt to get on the jury for Lamondre's trial.
It allegedly happened during a three-way telephone call with a prospective juror they knew, can was recorded just as every call from Caddo Correctional Center is recorded.
This juror had testified that they could not impose the death penalty, but changed that testimony after being encouraged to by the Tuckers, said Caddo Parish District Attorney Charles Scott at the time.
Lamondre was sentenced to death by lethal injection in June 2011. Alicia Tucker was arrested right after the sentencing.