RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - A motion to quash the first-degree murder indictment for 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, has been continued until November 30.
Her attorney, Paul Carmouche, had filed the 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.
As court began on Friday to hear the motion, both Carmouche and assistant district attorney Monica Doss met with Judge Mary Doggett in chambers. When they emerged, Carmouche said he and the state came to an agreement.
"We have agreed with the state and we will delay the hearing on the motion until November 30," he said.
Part of the reason for the delay had to do with a stack of DVD evidence that Carmouche received from the state that morning. Doss also stated for the record that the Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office submitted the file they had to Carmouche on October 30.
In addition to the hearing on the motion now being held on November 30, Giles will also be arraigned.