Latham trial postponed another day due to wintry weather
The federal trial against Christopher Latham and Wendy Moore has been postponed another day because of wintry weather.
All district court proceedings were canceled for Wednesday and Thursday.
The trial against Latham, 51, and Moore, 37, who are accused of involvement in an alleged murder-for-hire plot targeting Latham's estranged wife, Nancy, began on Monday in downtown Charleston.
The alleged scheme was discovered in April, just days before the pair's scheduled final divorce hearing. The Lathams were going through a contentious divorce.
Chris Latham was a bank executive at the time. During opening statements Monday, prosecutors said Chris Latham's motive was about money.
Defense attorneys said he had no motive and wanted the divorce to be finalized because he was happy in a relationship with Wendy Moore.
Aaron Wilkinson, 40, of Louisville, Ky., who pleaded guilty last month to aiding and abetting murder-for-hire, revealed the alleged scheme to police after being arrested on Charleston's East Side, according to authorities.
He told authorities he and Samuel Yenawine, 38, of Louisville, who also was charged in this case but committed suicide in jail, were hired to kill Nancy Latham.
Wilkinson took the stand Tuesday afternoon and began testifying for the prosecution. He is expected to continue his testimony Friday. The trial was expected to wrap up by next Friday, but due to the weather cancellations will likely go a third week.
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