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Former Policewoman Sentenced To Death

Jurors who took 22 minutes to convict a former policewoman of killing three people in a restaurant holdup spent just 35 minutes Tuesday deciding to condemn her to death.

Antoinette Frank is now the only woman on Louisiana’s death row. If her conviction and three death sentences endure appeal, she would be the first woman executed in Louisiana since 1942.

Frank was convicted Monday of murdering a fellow police officer and two employees of a Vietnamese restaurant on March 4.

Her accomplice, Rogers Lacaze, 18, was convicted and sentenced to death in July for his part in the murders of officer Ronald Williams II, Ha Vu and her brother, Cuong Vu. The Vus’ parents own the Kim Anh Restaurant in eastern New Orleans, and both Frank and Williams moonlighted there.

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