A Walker man and his girlfriend could not be sentenced Thursday in the fatal 2015 stabbing and strangling of her convicted molester because the downtown Baton Rouge state courthouse was closed for a second straight day due to icy roads.
District Judge Tony Marabella will try again Friday.
It's no mystery what penalty Jace Crehan, 23, will receive in the killing of Robert Noce Jr., 47, of Zachary. His second-degree murder conviction last month carries a mandatory term of life behind bars.
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But for Brittany Monk, 20, who pleaded guilty in June to manslaughter in the July 4, 2015, slaying, her sentence is left up to the discretion of Marabella, who has presided over the case since its inception.
Monk faces up to 40 years in prison, the maximum allowed for manslaughter.
She and Crehan have been in custody since their arrests in July 2015. Monk was 17 and pregnant with Crehan's child at the time of Noce's killing. She gave birth to a boy in September 2015.
Noce was a former boyfriend of Monk's mother. He raised Monk for about a decade. She claimed he sexually abused her as a young child.
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Less than two weeks after Noce pleaded "no contest" to molesting Monk and was put on probation, his body was found stuffed head first inside a 55-gallon plastic container in the kitchen of his Zachary trailer.
Monk testified at Crehan's trial that they climbed into Noce's trailer through a window after Crehan removed an air conditioning unit from the window in the wee hours of the morning. Once inside, she said, Crehan dragged Noce from his bed and began strangling him.
Monk admitted spraying Noce in the eyes with a man's body cologne she found in the trailer, and also punching him 10 to 15 times while he was on the ground.
At Crehan's direction, Monk added, she retrieved a knife from the kitchen so he could stab Noce.
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Crehan told authorities he stabbed Noce five or six times, and later tossed the knife into a Denham Springs pond. The knife was recovered by a sheriff's dive team.
Crehan, who did not testify in his own defense, told detectives he wasn't sorry for what he did."
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His attorneys called the slaying a "revenge" killing committed in the heat of passion, but prosecutors labeled it "vigilante" justice on a defenseless victim.