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Jan. 21 is new sentencing date for ex-cop in post-Katrina body burning


NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has granted a delay in the sentencing of a former New Orleans police officer convicted of burning a car containing the body of a police shooting victim following Hurricane Katrina.

Gregory McRae is serving a 17-year sentence in the burning of Henry Glover's body. But he must be re-sentenced because one charge on which he was convicted was tossed out by an appeals court. Two convictions related to the burning were upheld.

McRae had been set for re-sentencing next month. But, attorneys agreed to a delay and the hearing was re-set Tuesday for Jan. 21.

Glover was shot by another officer four days after Katrina hit in 2005. The officer who shot Glover was acquitted after testifying that he thought he saw a gun in Glover's hand.

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