- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state court commissioner is recommending the dismissal of Greg Harris’ bid for a new trial in the 2009 stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge office.

Harris, who was found guilty of manslaughter at his 2011 second-degree murder trial, is serving a 40-year prison term.

After the Louisiana Supreme Court let his conviction and sentence stand in May 2013, Harris filed an application for post-conviction relief last May.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1oIXGOa) the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office asked that Harris’ application be denied.

Harris, who maintains his innocence, raised seven claims in his petition, and 19th Judicial District Court commissioner recommended that each one be dismissed.

District Attorney Hillar Moore says the recommendation is supported by the court record.

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


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