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Aug 25, 2010 9:42 AM by Cecilia Stevenson

Lafourche DA seeks death penalty in woman's death

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish District Attorney's
Office will seek the death penalty against four men accused of
raping and killing a Cut Off woman earlier this year.
21-year-old Esdras Garcia, 28-year-old
Luis Nava, 24-year-old Jose Moreno and 20-year-old Gonzalo Cortes
are accused of repeatedly raping and then killing 33-year-old
Angela Lau a after meeting her at a bar on May 8.
Hours later, authorities found the woman's body in a wooded area
off La. Highway 3235 in Golden Meadow. An autopsy showed she died
from suffocation.
On July 6, Garcia, Nava, Moreno and Cortes entered not guilty
pleas to charges of first-degree murder and aggravated rape.
No trial date has been set.

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