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Judge upholds convictions for couple in murder-for-hire plot

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A judge upheld the convictions for a couple convicted in a murder-for-hire plot. 

The US Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina announced on Wednesday that a judge affirmed the convictions of 39-year-old Wendy Annette Moore and 52-year-old Christopher Austin Latham, both of Sullivan's Island. 

Documents state that Moore and Latham had challenged their convictions, arguing that the district court "constructively amended the indictment through erroneous jury instructions and improperly admitted hearsay and character evidence."

Latham and Moore were charged on August 6, 2013 with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder for hire, use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder for hire, and possession firearm in furtherance of crime of violence.

Moore was also charged with solicitation of murder for hire.

A jury convicted Moore on all counts, while Latham was only convicted of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder for hire.

Moore was sentenced to 15 years in prison, while Latham got 10 years. 

Prosecutors alleged that Moore and her ex-boyfriend, Latham, hired a hitman to kill Latham's former wife, Nancy Cannon.

According to authorities, Latham and Moore hired Moore's ex-husband and another man in April, 2013, to kill Cannon.

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