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Murder-for-hire trial of Monique O. Kitts continued until Nov. 17 in Port Allen


PORT ALLEN, Louisiana — The murder-for-hire trial of Monique O. Kitts, accused of hiring a contract killer to murder her husband, has been continued until Nov. 17.

The Advocate reports ( ) defense attorneys for Kitts and Karl Michael Howard were expected to resume their cases Monday. But state Judge J. Robin Free postponed the trial proceedings due to a personal issue for one of the jurors and several pre-scheduled court hearings.

For the past two weeks, jurors have heard testimony from witnesses surrounding the death of Corey Kitts, who was shot in 2010.

Prosecuting attorneys have portrayed Monique Kitts as a greedy woman who hired Howard to kill her husband so she could collect more than $800,000 from his employment benefits and life insurance.

Information from: The Advocate,

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