Judge denies Chris Latham and Wendy Moore's requests for new trials

Chris Latham (left) and Wendy Moore. PROVIDED

A federal judge denied the requests for acquittals or new trials for Chris Latham and Wendy Moore, who were convicted in connection to a murder-for-hire plot earlier this year.

Attorneys for Latham, 51, and Moore, 38, of Sullivan's Island, made the requests earlier this month following the February federal trial in Charleston.

Latham was convicted of aiding and abetting murder-for-hire. Moore was convicted of use of interstate commerce facilities in a commission of murder-for-hire, conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in a commission of a murder-for-hire, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and solicitation to commit murder-for-hire.

Moore plotted a murder-for-hire scheme targeting Latham's estranged wife, Nancy Cannon, according to prosecutors. The plan was foiled when another codefendant confessed the plan to Charleston police, prosecutors said.

Cannon and Latham have since divorced. Moore and Latham have not yet been sentenced.

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