Date set for ankle monitor motion in Kayla Giles case

Published: Dec. 10, 2019 at 11:21 AM CST
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A hearing has been set for Dec. 16 at 9:30 a.m. before Rapides Parish Judge Greg Beard to consider placing an ankle monitor on Kayla Giles, the woman charged for shooting her husband, Thomas Coutee, Jr., to death in an Alexandria Walmart parking lot in Sept. 2018.

Giles was released from the Rapides Parish jail after posting a $510,000 bond last week. The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office filed a motion asking the court to reconsider the conditions of her bond and wants a tracking device placed on Giles.

Judge Greg Beard made the decision to reduce Giles’ bond for her second-degree murder charge and obstruction of justice charge from $1,100,000 to $510,000. When Beard made the decision, certain conditions of her bond were set, including giving up her passport, not leaving Rapides Parish, and not possessing any weapons.

The reasoning behind the motion filed by the AG's Office stems from Alexandria Police Department Det. Collin Butler’s statement during his testimony at the bond hearing.

The motion reads that Butler’s statements, which mentioned “recorded jail calls which revealed the defendant’s intention to leave the state if she were to bond out cause the State of Louisiana great concern.” If Giles were to leave the state, she would be breaking current bond conditions.

Giles is being represented by George Higgins.

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