BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A teenage murder suspect is expected to be in court Friday for a motions hearing.
The attorney for Brittany Monk, 17, of Denham Springs, is trying to get her bond reduced. She is currently housed in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a $400,000 bond.
Monk is one of two suspects charged with second-degree murder in the death of Robert Noce Jr., 47, of Zachary.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Noce was stabbed and strangled. He was found in a plastic 55-gallon drum in his home on July 4.
Monk's boyfriend, Jace Crehan, 21, also of Denham Springs, faces the same charge. They have both pleaded not guilty.
Court records show Noce accepted a plea deal for sex crimes against a juvenile less than two weeks before his death. He pleaded "no contest" (neither admitted to nor denied) to a charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Although Noce was sentenced to 10 years in prison, he was given credit for time served and the remainder of his sentence was suspended by Judge Trudy White. He was placed on supervised probation for five years.
The probable cause report noted the abuse occurred for several years and started when the child was 4 years old.
Court records indicate Monk may have been the victim of the sex crimes, but officials with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said they cannot comment on that part of the investigation.