SMH: Rising Defense Attorney Stabbed 38 Times by Husband

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

The young lady above, Chiquita Tate, was given an unwarranted one-way ticket to meet her maker courtesy of her husband, the alleged offender, down in Baton Rouge:

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, and police say it was at the hands of her husband, Greg Harris. They had been married about 14½ 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.

“Greg Harris by all accounts … is innocent. I don’t know anybody that thinks he did it, except the police,” Uglesby said. “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.”

Tate, 34, had started her own law firm in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was doing well, family and acquaintances said.

“She was up and coming,” said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman in Baton Rouge.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for us to learn how to deal with out emotions in ways that don’t result in beatings or death. We’re getting out of hand as a people. SMH

via CNN

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Comments

  • leilei

    May her beautiful soul R.I.P.

    Death penalty for him!

  • leilei

    Sorry, but 38 stab wounds is the sign of someone she knew. THAT’S PERSONAL! He says he’s innocent…Well, let’s see.

  • Carla

    For real she’s dead ? I’m sorry to hear that. 😦

  • always knew

    Tha’s so typical. She wants to do somethign with herself and like always, someone close to you, wants to stop you…I hope he’s not guilty, but I really believe he is…

  • GoldenBrownCutie

    @leilei

    Co-sign!!

    Res In Peace!!

  • GoldenBrownCutie

    *Rest*

  • always knew

    that’s*

  • always knew

    This same thing just happened to Jennifer Hudson, except he used a gun. Nevertheless, a wack job trying to kill you… 😦

  • http://www.menandshoes.blogspot.com The Chocolate Diva

    This is really messed up. Sometimes the people you think that have your best interest at heart are the main ones who are envious and jealous and want to destroy you. This is why you must HIDE all of your goals and dreams, make sure you do backround checks on EVERYBODY close to you to see if they killed someone or are a serial rapist, child molester, etc because you cannot trust ANYONE nowadays with any little information about yourself.

    That’s so sad, may her soul R.I.P I think it WAS her husband, it usually is, or the husband set it up. Either way, somebody is gonna pay!!!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re

    What in the world??? I have no words…rest in peace, and may justice ACTUALLY be served…

  • DR.FUNK

    How awful.Rest in peace sista.

  • Shakespeare

    FIRST OFF, WE KILL ALL THE LAWYERS.

  • snoop bloggy blog (standing tall, thru it all)

    This is awful, i don’t understand how it’s 2nd degree charges 38 stab wound = 1st degree murder

  • Holla

    P.S. I do believe in innocent until proven guilty. It’s not always the husband. Let’s not be too quick to judge. That wasn’t what this young lady was about at all.

  • Chinese ChickenWings

    R.I.P and my condolences to her family…500,000bond hmmm….my dudes bond is 1,600,000 for “conspiracy”

  • Bad Red Bone

    This is that crab-in-a-barrel mentality, this is a mess!

  • hatezstoppittnow

    f u haterez this was a up and comer- she posibbly had mad knowledge t0 give back to the the community. look deeper. please excuse the f-up spelling.

  • SOMER

    1st degree is premeditated murder. If 2 people just get in an arguement at a club, party, job, etc………and one kill the other, it doesn’t matter how many times you hit, shoot or stab a person, it’s 2nd degree or manslaughter. Now if 2 people know each other, I don’t know how the detectives determine if it is premeditated or someone just “SNAPPED”….MY FAVORITE SHOW.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Well if her husband did it, it would appear that she (like) most sistas’ had a weakness for the badboy…And it proved to be her undoing. Choose more wisely ladies.

  • missbest

    SO SAD! WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN THE WORLD TODAY!

  • ShavonDenise

    Tragic. R.I.P. Another Black life cut short for some nonsense. People please raise your kids to be able to cope with anger and adversity because if you dont they will leave victims. Obviously it was a crime of passion and I’m not holier than thou because I was/ am in s situation where there is lot of pain and I feel that people have done me dirt but I cant let the devil and evil win! Point blank. God rest her soul and God save her husbands soul because he needs help.

  • http://myspace.com/mockrockstar Mock Rock Star

    Marquis de Sade

    Well if her husband did it, it would appear that she (like) most sistas’ had a weakness for the badboy…And it proved to be her undoing. Choose more wisely ladies.
    _______________________________________________
    Please man…we don’t have a picture of him or anything to say that he is a badboy
    This situation is really sad…

  • Marquis de Sade

    Mock

    That’s why I prefaced with “IF HE DID IT” and if he did – well, wouldn’t that more than substantiate the whole “BADBOY” theory?

  • always knew

    ShavonDenise- “Tragic. R.I.P. Another Black life cut short for some nonsense. People please raise your kids to be able to cope with anger and adversity because if you dont they will leave victims. Obviously it was a crime of passion and I’m not holier than thou because I was/ am in s situation where there is lot of pain and I feel that people have done me dirt but I cant let the devil and evil win! Point blank. God rest her soul and God save her husbands soul because he needs help.
    _________________________________________

    Bless your soul. You ever heard that saying that if it doesn’t kill you, it will only make you stronger?? I do believe in it and people that face tragedy and large amts of pain, if they come through it, you will find they are usually strong in spirit,mind and body. I sincerely hope that because you did make it through, whatever it was, that your success, is waiting for you…Keep going, pushing and striving. You will get yours…
    Keep ya head up, sis… 🙂

  • Mrs. Rance

    Black people are not the only ones that deal with domestic violence. These people just happen to be black. The story posted on this site in no way says how the police know this man did it so we don’t even know if this is a domestic violence case at this point.

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