PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - An arraignment hearing was held Tuesday for a man suspected in two cold case killings.
Tommy Francise, 61, pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. He remains in the Iberville Parish Jail with no bond.
Francise is accused of killing Curtis "Cochise" Smith in 1991 and George Barrett Jr. in 2002.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for June 16 and a motions hearing is set for July 12.
If convicted of second-degree murder, Francise faces a mandatory life sentence.