View Full Version : Lawyer stabbed 38 times; husband held

03-28-2009, 02:42 PM

Slain attorney Chiquita Tate was such a believer in the legal system that she had a tattoo of Lady Justice on her back, college friend T. J. Crawford recalled.

"She just had an attachment to justice and doing what's right by people. She was always very serious about that," said Crawford, a teacher and community organizer in Chicago, Illinois.

But Tate, described by colleagues as a tenacious defense attorney who fought for her clients, could not save herself.

Family members and friends in Chicago; Atlanta, Georgia, and Tate's adopted home -- tiny Baker, Louisiana -- are reeling from the grisly details of Tate's slaying (http://topics.cnn.com/topics/murder_and_homicide), and police say it was at the hands of her husband, Greg Harris. They had been married about 14 months.

Harris, 37, is in custody, accused of stabbing Tate to death. He is charged with second-degree murder and the illegal use of a dangerous weapon. A judge last week set his bond at $500,000.

In a phone interview with CNN, Harris' attorney, Lewis Unglesby, said police have the wrong man.


03-28-2009, 03:02 PM
Yikes.... :rip:

03-28-2009, 03:30 PM
38 Times??? WOW!!!

03-28-2009, 05:06 PM
The world continues to be a sick place :boohoo:

03-28-2009, 05:52 PM
My best friend back when I high school years ago murdered his wife who was also a friend of mine in a similar fashion. She was going to divorce him and she went to their house to get some stuff and he flipped and stabbed her 30 times. It was absolutely brutal. So sad but this stuff happens in real life. He was a good guy. We were friends for a long time and I would have never thought he would have that in him. He is now serving life in prison.

03-29-2009, 01:57 AM
You really HATE someone to stab them that many times, RIP Mrs. Tate.