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Floyd County couple accused of murder appear in court

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - A Floyd County couple accused of murdering a man was back in court Tuesday.

Ronald Wright is charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing Famer Halbert.

His wife Loretta is also behind bars charged for complicity to murder and attempted murder.

Ronald Wright was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday, but the hearing was continued until Thursday.

Loretta Wright's attorneys filed a motion Tuesday asking she be released on house arrest, but the judge denied the request saying he believes she is a threat to the community.

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