Man Seeks New Trial For Lafayette Slaying
The attorney for Danny Harmon Jr., convicted of the second-degree murder of Christine Marie Wood, has asked state District Judge Glennon Everett for a new trial.
Harmon was convicted April 30 for the death of Wood in 1989.
In a six-page motion, Alfred Boustany II, Harmon's attorney, says there are several issues that happened during the trial that he says should warrant a new trial for Danny Harmon.
Boustany contends that Lafayette prosecutors never showed evidence that directly linked Harmon to Wood's murder.
Wood's burned body was found in her apartment on July 25, 1989. Prosecutors say Wood had been raped, her throat cut, and shot in the head. Assistant District Attorney Roger Hamilton Jr. told the jury that Wood was killed by Harmon because he was trying to keep her quiet about being raped.