Emotions high at murder-for-hire sentencing
ADDIS - Emotions ran high in a West Baton Rouge courtroom today as Monique Kitts addressed family members of her dead husband.
She was convicted last year of hiring a hitman to kill her husband in their Addis home.
Corey Kitts was found shot to death in West Baton Rouge Parish. Prosecutors said his wife was after his $500,000 life insurance policy.
Kitts and hitman Karl Howard face sentences of life in prison. On Wednesday she protested her innocence and pointed blame at ex-lover, David Johnson, who took the stand last year admitting to taking Monique's money, but denying any connection to the murder of Corey Kitts.
She addressed the state today, hinting the murder weapon could be found under the front seat of Johnson's car.
"She's upset with her lover," said Corey's sister, Rosaland Jones. "This is a guy she was actually involved with and he turned the tables on her."
Johnson got off scott-free last year.
"It's hocus pocus," said Lead Prosecutor Tony Clayton. "It's designed to deflect attention off of her. She was convicted, unanimously of murder, it's time for her to pay the piper."
Kitts also asked for a retrial today but was denied. Her formal sentencing will be March 5.
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