Low bail sought for Miss. woman in old Alabama murder

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An attorney for a Mississippi woman charged in the 1980 shooting death of a University of South Alabama classmate hopes to have her $500,000 bail reduced at a court hearing.

A Mobile County judge set a hearing Thursday for 47-year-old Jamie Kellam Letson of Pascagoula, who is charged with murder in the Feb. 21, 1980 slaying of 18-year-old Katherine Foster, also of Pascagoula.

Foster had been shot twice in the back of her head with a .22-caliber gun. Her body was left in woods near the USA campus in Mobile.

Letson was arrested Nov. 21 at a shelter in Jackson, Miss.

Police believe jealousy of Foster's boyfriend may have been a factor in the slaying, but prosecutors haven't disclosed a motive.

Letson attorney Chris Klotz said his client is not guilty.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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