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Bond denied for murder suspect in 25-year-old cold case

10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago Monday, October 31 2016 Oct 31, 2016 October 31, 2016 12:36 PM October 31, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

IBERVILLE - A judge has denied bond for a man who was arrested for two counts of second degree murder in a 25-year-old cold case.

Bond was denied for 61-year-old Tommy Francise who was arrested in Lafayette around 4 a.m. last Thursday. He was transported to Iberville Parish and was later booked with two counts of second-degree murder.

Francise allegedly killed Curtis Smith in 1991 and placed his body in a 55-gallon barrel and sank it in a body of water in Iberville Parish after the two had a confrontation over stolen property.

Francise is also believed to be responsible for the murder of George Barrett in 2002.

The judge said that, based on Monday's testimony, Francis is a threat and can not be released on bond.

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