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Alicia Tucker guilty of jury tampering in son's capital murder trial

Published: Aug. 6, 2014 at 7:47 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2014 at 7:47 PM CDT
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CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport woman has been found guilty of tampering with a potential juror in her son's 2011 capital murder case.

A jury delivered the verdict Wednesday afternoon, in the case of Alicia Tucker. It deliberated for about 1.5 hours at the Caddo Parish Court House.

Tucker was 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.

The prosecution in Alicia's trial told the jury during closing arguments that she and Lamondre placed a three-way phone call and pointed out to the potential juror that all 12 jurors must be in agreement in order to hand down a sentence of death - and in fact Lamondre Tucker is on death row as we speak.

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.

And that's what Tavia Sill's mother, Vicki Britain, keeps in mind as she talks about what she thinks should happen to Alicia.

“A small amount of time, so she can still see her son, so she can still be there for him," Vicki Britton said. "He needs his mother.”

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