Judge: Korbe’s jail calls still evidence |

Judge: Korbe’s jail calls still evidence

A federal judge on Tuesday denied an Indiana Township woman’s second attempt to exclude her jail phone conversations as evidence during her upcoming trial on charges of fatally shooting a federal agent.

Christina Korbe, 41, is charged in the slaying of FBI Agent Sam Hicks on Nov. 19, 2008, as he led other officers into her home to arrest her husband as part of a drug-ring bust. She is scheduled to stand trial March 7.

Her lawyers have argued that they should get a new hearing on whether the jury can hear Korbe’s phone conversations because former Allegheny County Jail Capt. Thomas Leicht Jr. lied about his credentials during the first hearing. U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry ruled that Leicht’s perjury didn’t affect that Korbe knew she was being recorded during the conversations.

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