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Marshals Join Search for Female Inmate

The U.S. Marshals joined the search for an escaped inmate and convicted killer.

Keana Barnes is considered armed and dangerous.

She escaped from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for women in St. Gabriel New Years Day.

Ten years ago Barnes was convicted of manslaughter for killing her boyfriend.

A year later she was accused of killing another man and stealing his car.

Her ex-husband, Clinton Lewis, says Barnes once tried to kill him in their New Orleans apartment.

He says she shot at him six times.

Barnes is believed to have shaved her head.

She has a large “K” tattooed on her left hand, a dragon tattoo on her back and two panthers tattooed on her chest.