Judge asked to reject new trial request in attorney's death
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge prosecutors are asking a state judge to deny Greg Harris' request for a new trial in the brutal 2009 stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge law office.
Harris, who is serving a 40-year prison term for manslaughter, claims in an application for post-conviction relief filed earlier this year that state District Judge Trudy White should not have presided over the case.
In a recently filed opposition to Harris' application, Assistant District Attorney Monisa Thompson asks that his petition be dismissed without an evidentiary hearing on the matter.
The 34-year-old Tate was found stabbed more than 30 times inside her office in February 2009.
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