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Mar 21, 2013 8:46 AM by AP

Fugitive surrenders in 'murder for hire' case

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A fugitive implicated in the "murder for hire" slaying of an Addis man has surrendered to authorities. Wednesday night's arrest of Karl Michael Howard came just hours after a judge denied bond to the victim's wife already jailed for her alleged role in the killing.

Last week, a grand jury charged Monique O. Kitts with first-degree murder and criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of her husband, Corey Kitts. His body was found July 9, 2010.

The grand jury also handed down first-degree murder and criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree murder indictments against Howard and Corey Knox.

During Kitts' bail hearing, The Advocate reports prosecutors accused her of hiring Howard to kill her husband so she could cash in on his life insurance policy.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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