Governor's mansion butler seeks to reduce life sentence
GONZALES- Harrison Cage, Gov. Bobby Jindal's personal butler and a longtime state prison trustee, is asking a state district judge to reduce his mandatory life sentence for a 1991 second-degree murder.
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 lived in the State Police Barracks since 2006 and has worked in the Governor's Mansion for eight years.
After a mistrial in 1992, a second Ascension Parish jury unanimously convicted Cage in March 1993 of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his nephew.
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