Harris sentencing delayed until Aug. 1

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2005

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Sentencing for Westley Devone Harris, convicted of the capital murder of six people in June, has been postponed until Aug. 1, according to the Crenshaw County Circuit Clerk's office.

A preliminary sentencing hearing for Harris was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday, but Circuit Judge Edward McFerrin ordered a continuance.

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Jurors in the trial voted 7-5 to give Harris life in prison, but McFerrin is not bound to follow their decision.