Murder for hire update

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - A well-known "murder for hire" case out of Phenix City has been scheduled to go to trial.

Police say Lisa Graham hired Kenneth Walton to murder her daughter, Stephanie, back in July of 2007.

Russell County Circuit Judge George Green has tentatively set the capital murder trial for September.

Walton reportedly shot her six times and dumped her body on the side of Highway 165.

The District Attorney's Office requested that the two to be tried together but the judge hasn't ruled on that yet.

Count on News Leader 9 to bring you the latest developments in this case.