MOTHER ACCUSED OF KILLING THREE APPEARS IN COURT
By Adam Martin, Bay City News
January 26, 2006, 4:25 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Lashuan Harris, the
23-year-old Oakland mother accused of throwing her three children
into the bay off a San Francisco pier on Oct. 19, appeared in
court today for a date-setting hearing.
The hearing was postponed until Feb. 22, according
to San Francisco district attorney's spokeswoman Bilen Mesfin.
Chief Attorney Teresa Caffese, who is representing
Harris for the San Francisco public defender's office, said today
that the preliminary hearing was being delayed to allow the defense
to collect further evidence.
"Basically what we're doing is preparing our
defense. We're continuing to collect the records and documentation
that prove Lashuan's mental illness and the fact that this is
a clear case of insanity,'' Caffese said today.
Harris allegedly threw her three young children,
Tarona Greely, 2, Trayshaun Harris, 6, and Joshua Greely, 16 months,
from a pier into San Francisco Bay, killing all three. A witness
called 911 while Harris allegedly waited until police arrived.
Harris is now in the custody of the San Francisco
Sheriff's Department and is receiving treatment for schizophrenia,
Caffese said today.
"What I am doing is devoting all of my energy
into assuring that Lashuan gets into a mental hospital, where
she needs to be, and not state prison,'' Caffese said.
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