Harris Sentencing Delayed

Judge Delays Sentence
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A judge Monday delayed the formal sentencing of a man convicted of killing six people at a rural farm in Crenshaw County.

Circuit Judge Ed McFerrin said he will hold a sentencing hearing sometime in the next two weeks for Westley Devon Harris. In June, he was convicted of capital murder in the August 2002 shooting deaths of six members of his then-girlfriend's family in Rutledge.

A jury recommended that Harris spend the rest of his life in prison. However, Attorney General Troy King intervened and asked McFerrin to sentence Harris to death.

It is not immediately known why the judge delayed Monday’s sentencing.