Blue on Blue: Murder, Madness and Betrayal in the NOPD
Rogers LaCaze went on trial in July 1995. He testified in his own defense. It was a bad move.
Against his attorney
In the end, LaCaze was reduced to blubbering on the stand and begging the jury to spare his life. "I did not pull no trigger and kill them people," he pleaded. "I don
Them people. They had names, and Glen Woods knew them well: Ha Vu, Cuong Vu, Ronnie Williams. Seeking justice for them was one of the defining moments of Woods
The jury convicted LaCaze of murder and recommended he be put to death.
Antoinette Frank went on trial two months later. After prosecutors Woods and Elizabeth Teel rested the state
The jury took just 40 minutes to convict Frank of three counts of first-degree murder. They recommended the death penalty.
After hearing the recommendation from the jury, Woods said, "It would have been a mockery of justice if Antoinette Frank was to walk away without getting the death penalty."
In October 1995, Judge Frank Marullo sentenced Antoinette Frank to death by lethal injection. LaCaze got the same.
A month later, a dog found the remains of a human skeleton buried beneath Frank
There was a bullet hole in the skull.