Judge agrees to lower bond of murder suspect
BATON ROUGE - Jail records indicate an accused murderer's bond was lowered by more than half.
Brittany Monk is in jail connected to the death or Robert Noce. Noce was found dead, stuffed into a 55-gallon drum in the kitchen of his home in Zachary.
Last week, a judge agreed to lower Monk's bond from $400,000 to $149,000. Records from the hearing where the bond was reduced, indicate the judge agreed with the reduction so Monk could get medical treatment and attend school. It was not immediately clear what her medical condition is or where she would enroll in classes.
If Monk is able to post bond, a hearing must be held before she can be released, the judge ordered.
Monk's fiance, Jace Crehan, is also implicated in the murder plot.
In a previous WBRZ.com post, the WBRZ Investigative Unit revealed details from the case where it appears Monk and Crehan planned Noce's murder when Crehan became outraged over what he thought was a light penalty given to Noce for sex crimes against Monk.
WBRZ first reported in July, court filings indicate Noce abused Monk for years when he was her stepfather. The pair lived together after Monk's mother left them and two younger children. According to the court records, Monk's mother left after being raped by Noce.
While in jail, Monk gave birth to a child she shares with Crehan. The child is in the custody of Crehan's family.
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