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Tamara Greene Trial Delayed

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Attorney Norm Yatooma is seen with members of the Greene Family. (WWJ Photo/File)

Attorney Norm Yatooma is seen with members of the Greene Family. (WWJ Photo/File)

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There’s been a delay in the trial brought by the family of murdered stripper Tamara Greene.

WWJ Legal Analyst Charlie Langton says that with former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick due in court to testify about an alleged missing computer, he’s not surprised the judge has put the case off.

“I would think that the judge wants all of the evidence to be exchanged. The judge is doing the proper thing. And, with the trial date set for a couple of weeks, and we still have this serious issue of whether of not Kwame Kilpatrick destroyed evidence, I think that it’s proper to push the trial further away,” Langton said.

“It is very important as to how this magistrate rules on whether or no the City destroyed evidence, because that could very much have an effect as to he future of this case,” he said.

A computer systems manager for the city of Detroit testified Wednesday that all city emails are saved on a server and not individual computers. Terrance Sims also testified that when, or if, an email is deleted it will be purged off the server automatically after a week.

Greene family attorney Norm Yatooma wants e-mails from 2002 and 2003, but the city says it doesn’t have any.

The Greene family accuses Kilpatrick and the city of failing to investigate after Greene was shot to death outside her home in 2003. She is rumored to have performed several months earlier at a never-proven wild party at the mayor’s official residence.

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