Monique Turenne Fires Lawyer Walter Smith

Monique Turenne's sentencing on murder charges might have to be postponed because she's fired her lawyer.

Turenne was convicted last month of murder in relation to her husband's death, a Canadian Air Force major, in 1996 in Panama City.

Turenne announced the firing in an interview with a Canadian newspaper.

Turenne gave her first interview a month ago to NewsChannel Seven following her conviction. She claims her lawyer, Walter Smith, was ineffective during her trial.

She now says her family is getting her another lawyer. Right now, it's not known if next Tuesday's sentencing on her murder conviction will be postponed.