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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Orleans Officer convicted of burning body seeks new trial

Officer convicted of burning Henry Glover's body asks judge for new trial
The Times-Picayune
By Juliet Linderman, NOLA.com
December 16, 2013

As one officer has walked free following a retrial in the post-Hurricane Katrina shooting of Henry Glover, another is making new arguments in an effort to get his case before a new jury.

Former New Orleans Police officer Gregory McRae, who is serving a prison term after his 2010 conviction for burning Glover's lifeless body in a car left on the Algiers levee, has asked a judge for a new trial, saying he has newly discovered information -- both about McRae's own psychological state and conduct of federal prosecutors -- that warrants a redo.

McRae made his latest bid while David Warren, the ex-NOPD officer who shot Glover on Sept. 2, 2005 outside an Algiers strip mall, was on trial for the second time this month. A jury acquitted Warren of all charges last Wednesday.

McRae's defense attorney Michael Fawer said in court papers filed this month that his client recently saw for the first time pretrial services report issued in February 2011 for, which says McRae was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he threw roadside flares into the car carrying Glover's wounded body and left it to burn on the Algiers levee.
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