Turenne Murder Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A defense attorney wants a Canadian woman's statement out of a Panhandle murder case.

Monique Turenne allegedly wrote that she had arranged for her lover to "rough up" her husband.

The lawyer says that should be kept of out of her June 13 murder trial which may be set back.

Difficulties include finding witnesses for a case so old and the inability to enforce subpoenas in Canada.

She would face an automatic sentence of life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder. The state is not seeking the death penalty.

The case was delayed for seven years because the 48-year-old woman returned to her home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, shortly after the 1996 killing and then fought extradition.

She was returned to the Florida Panhandle in December.


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