Clara Harris Sues Former Attorney

HOUSTON - A woman convicted of fatally running over her husband is suing her former attorney, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday.

Clara Harris claims attorney George Parnham used her case to promote himself and his law firm and overcharged her.

Harris said Parnham agreed to represent her for $100,000 plus expenses. She said she has already paid $235,000.

Parnham allowed a camera crew to follow him around while he was preparing for the trial.

Parnham's attorney said Parnham took out a $90,000 loan to help pay expenses. He said Harris is suing because she is angry that she was found guilty.

Harris was sentenced to 20 years in prison after she was convicted of murdering her husband, David, in the parking lot of a hotel in 2002. Harris ran over her husband with her Mercedes Benz after she caught him with another woman.

Harris received more than $1 million from her husband's estate. Her former in-laws sued her for wrongful death and won $3.75 million.

Opening arguments were set to begin Wednesday.

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