Lawyer Brutally Murdered
Written by: Laura Anderson
Attorney Chiquita Tate was stabbed 38 times, allegedly by her husband.
The attorney was brutally slain, allegedly at the hands of her husband, according to CNN. The couple lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and had been married for 14½ months when the murder occurred.
Tate was considered dedicated to justice and an impassioned defense attorney who failed to defend herself. A college friend of Tale, T. J. Crawford, reflected on her memory in an interview with CNN reporter Craig Johnson.
“She just had an attachment to justice and doing what’s right by people. She was always very serious about that,” said Crawford.
Greg Harris, 37, is being charged with second-degree murder and illegal use of a dangerous weapon. His bond was set at $500,000. According to Harris’s attorney, Lewis Unglesby, Harris is innocent.
“Greg Harris by all accounts . . . is innocent. I don’t know anybody that thinks he did it, except the police. There’s nothing in his background. He has cooperated completely with the police; he’s signed everything they’ve asked him to sign. He’s let them search his house, his car,” said Unglesby.
The murder took place on Feb. 20. The police soon after discovered that there was a warrant out for Harris’s arrest due to a battery-domestic violence case that was brought against him more than a year earlier.
The couple's history of violence is what led the police to suspect Harris.
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