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Murder-for-hire trial of Chris Latham enters 6th day

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Both Wendy Moore and Chris Latham (pictured) face felony Murder-Racketeering charges for allegedly organizing a murder for hire where Chris's then wife Nancy was the target. Both Wendy Moore and Chris Latham (pictured) face felony Murder-Racketeering charges for allegedly organizing a murder for hire where Chris's then wife Nancy was the target.
CHARLESTON, SC - If there was a word to describe testimony in the Chris Latham murder-for-hire trial so far on day 6 it would be 'arduous.'

Testimony began Thursday with talk of cell phone towers and calls and explaining how call locations are pinpointed.  Then Leon De Brue an executive from SC Bank and Trust was called to the stand.  Prosecutors asked him about a $190,000 line of credit taken out by Chris Latham. The line of credit was in Chris's parents name and they signed for the money.

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The money was received the same day in April the story broke about Latham's possible involvement in the murder for hire plot.
Prosecutors say $90,000 of that money was given to Steve Schmutz Latham's attorney and another $80,000 was eventually used to hire defense for Wendy Moore.

Following that testimony and handwriting expert from South Carolina Law Enforcement was called to testify.  Joyce Walterbauch testified that she looked at the handwriting of Chris Latham , Aaron Wilkinson and Wendy Moore.  She said the handwriting giving directions to a Sullivan's Island meeting place was that of Wendy Moore.  There was also a handwritten address to Nancy Latham's home in Dunes West that investigators first thought could be tied to Chris Latham.

The analyst testified that both numbers and letters looked to be Chris Latham's but after analyzing Aaron Wilkinson's handwriting she determined that both Latham and Wilkinson has similar hand writing characteristics.  She said it was eventually determined that none of the handwriting could be proven conclusively to be Chris Latham's.
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