Key witness in Ga. slaying recants testimony - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Key witness in Ga. slaying recants testimony

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A key witness in a Cobb County murder trial has recanted her testimony after the man accused in the slaying was sentenced to life plus 47-1/2 years in prison.

Loretta Spencer Blatz says she was suffering from depression and was under the influence of painkillers and other substances when she testified against Waseem Daker, who was convicted last September in the 1995 death of Delta flight attendant Karmen Smith. Smith and Blatz were roommates and Daker had already served 10 years in prison for stalking Blatz before being convicted in Smith's slaying.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/ZdiNUO ) reports Daker asked for a new trial, and that he and Blatz met during a paintball trip in 1994. Blatz says he became obsessed with her and Daker says they were in a relationship.

 

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices