Ga. Court Revisits Biker Bar Slayings

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court is considering a case
involving an Atlanta man convicted of murdering three people at a biker bar who claims he received inadequate counsel from his high-profile attorney.

Emmanuel Ruiz claims his attorney, Bruce Harvey, should have
requested that the jury be instructed that a key witness was a
convicted felon and therefore that his testimony should not be
credible.

Prosecutors say it's too late to bring up arguments that Harvey
was ineffective, and note that he has years of experience.

Ruiz and Terry Harper were convicted of the 2001 murders of three people - an owner, a bartender and a frequent patron - at a biker bar called F.J.'s Tavern.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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