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Monique Kitts sentenced to life in prison for husband's murder

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PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) -

A judge sentenced Monique Kitts to life in prison for her part in the murder-for-hire that led to the death of her husband.

Corey Kitts was shot three times at point-blank range inside his Addis home back in July 2010. After a three-week trial last November, Monique Kitts and Karl Howard were found guilty of second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit second-degree murder.

Second degree murder carries a mandatory life in prison sentence without the possibility of parole.

Prosecutors said Monique Kitts hired Howard as the triggerman in order to cash in on more than $500,000 in insurance money.

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