A federal judge has postponed a resentencing hearing for a former New Orleans police officer convicted of burning the body of a man who was fatally shot by another officer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Gregory McRae was scheduled to be resentenced on Jan. 9. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Lance Africk agreed to delay the hearing until March 13.
In a court filing last week, McRae's attorney argued the former officer shouldn't be resentenced until Africk rules on his request for a new trial.
Africk sentenced McRae to more than 17 years in prison after his conviction on charges stemming from the burning of 31-year-old Henry Glover's body.
A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld McRae's conviction but ordered Africk to resentence him.
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