NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The district attorney met with victim's families Thursday to talk about one of New Orleans' most high-profile murders. The meeting comes after a judge overturned the conviction and death penalty of Rogers LaCaze last month.
LaCaze and former NOPD officer Antoinette Frank were convicted of the 1995 triple murder of Franks's partner, Officer Ronald Williams, and two workers at a Vietnamese restaurant in New Orleans East, Ha and Cuong Vu. LaCaze will now get a new trial because a law enforcement officer served on the jury.
We spoke with Williams' father on Thursday.
"We want to make sure that everybody remembers my son, Ronnie, and the contributions he made, and that the legal system is getting mired down in too many trivial things," Ron Williams Sr. said.
"That crime scene was unlike any other that I have seen in my prosecutorial career, so as far as I am concerned, my time with Antoinette Frank, my time with Rogers LaCaze, is over with," said former prosecutor Glenn Woods, also attended the meeting.
The DA is appealing the judge's ruling to grant LaCaze a new trial. The DA's office declined our request for comment Thursday.