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Antoinette Frank: Bad Cop Turned Butcher in the Big Easy (FPD CASE VAULT)

Antoinette Frank: Bad Cop Turned Butcher in the Big Easy
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Antoinette Frank's off-duty police partner Ronald Williams was killed during the brazen restaurant heist.

Nov. 26 2023, Published 2:05 p.m. ET

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New Orleans cop gone bad Antoinette Frank is sitting on Louisiana's Death Row for her part in a restaurant robbery. During the horrifying crime, her own police partner was executed in cold blood along with two of the eatery owner's children.

Frank, then 23, and her drug dealer boyfriend Rogers Lacaze, 18, walked into the Kim Anh restaurant on the Big Easy's East Side after midnight, March 4, 1995.

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Antoinette Frank: Bad Cop Turned Butcher in the Big Easy
Source: Chuck Hustmyre

Frank's judge and jury visited the murder scene

They killed the security guard, Frank's off-duty police partner Officer Ronald A. Williams II, along with the owner's son Cuong Vu, 17, and daughter Ha Vu, 24.

But several employees, including the victims' sister Chau and brother Quoc, hid in a cooler, turned off the lights and watched the killers raid the till through the glass window in the cooler door.

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Antoinette Frank: Bad Cop Turned Butcher in the Big Easy
Source: Chuck Hustmyre

After she was put in prison, police found the body of Antoinette Frank's father buried in the yard of the tiny home they once shared

Frank and Lacaze were convicted in 1995 and both got the death penalty.

A month after the sentencing, the skeletal remains of Frank's father, whom she'd reported missing two years before, were found under the house where they lived. His skull had a single bullet hole — and lawmen believe Frank killed him too.

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