Attorney for Kayla Giles looks to quash indictment based on protection order

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - Kayla Giles, the woman accused of murdering her estranged husband Thomas Coutee, Jr. in the parking lot of Walmart on Coliseum Boulevard in Alexandria back in September, will head back to court on Friday.

Source: RPSO

Her attorney, Paul Carmouche, filed a motion to quash her indictment based on language in the indictment that says the crime was committed by Giles essentially knowing that there was a protective order, temporary restraining order, or a lawful order prohibiting contact between the couple.

But, Carmouche argues that the wording is objectionable and that the order of protection they had did not prohibit contact between the two. He also says that no order of any kind was ever served to her.

Protective orders are a key component of what can lead to a first degree murder charge, and that's why he believes the indictment needs to go. Court starts at 9:30 a.m.

The motion to quash can be found in the documents section of this page.

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