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Bond hearing delayed for woman accused of killing husband

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A hearing for a woman accused of killing her husband at their Montgomery County home will now take place in February.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed to push back a bond hearing for Lynlee Renick until Feb. 24. She will remain in custody without bond until then.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Nathan Carroz charged Renick and Michael Humphrey with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Ben Renick, a well-known snake breeder, on June 8, 2017. The Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote that Lynlee Renick admitted to another man she was dating that she shot Ben. Humphrey allegedly picked up the shell casings from the scene and got rid of the evidence.

Defense attorney Albert Watkins wrote that he needed more time to review "lengthy video statements" the state released. Watkins declined to comment to ABC 17 News about the case on Thursday.

Humphrey did not have an attorney listed for his case as of Thursday evening.

A judge in a separate case involving Ben Renick's estate also delayed a hearing on Thursday involving Lynlee's right to collect a family allowance. The request, if approved, would allow Lynlee Renick to collect $4,025 a month from Ben Renick's estate. Judge Kelly Broniec has not set a new date for the hearing.

Lynlee Renick owned Ascenscia Spa in Columbia at the time of Ben Renick's death.

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Lucas Geisler

Lucas Geisler anchors the 5 p.m. show for ABC 17 News and reports on the latest news around mid-Missouri at 9 and 10 p.m.


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