- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal’s personal butler is asking a state district judge to reduce his mandatory life sentence for a 1991 second-degree murder.

Harrison Cage is a prison trusty, an innate who is considered trustworthy by prison authorities and gets privileges such as working outside the penitentiary. Nationwide, governors often employ trusties to work in mansions.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1Acu9l4) that during a hearing Monday in court in Ascension Parish, Cage asked Judge Jessie LeBlanc, of the 23rd Judicial District Court, to give his life sentence some kind of term, possibly 45 to 50 years, so he could seek parole.

LeBlanc took the case under advisement.

Cage has worked in the Governor’s Mansion for eight years.

An Ascension Parish jury convicted Cage in 1993 for the fatal stabbing of his nephew.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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