A 41-year-old woman, Karlita Desean Phillips, has been sentenced to life in jail for organizing the murder of her husband with her 17-year-old lover, Tavirous Settles.
Now, this is the twist to the tale: Karlita had mandated Settles to murder her estranged husband, but in a case of mistaken identity, Settles managed to kill 31-year-old Jamil Phillips, her husband’s younger brother.
According to a report by Metro UK, Karlita and her Settles, were arrested, charged and sentenced for the murder of her brother-in-law, instead of her husband.
Prosecutor David Stumbo said that Karlita was sentenced after she was convicted of accessory before the fact of murder and soliciting a minor to commit a felony.
She was sentenced to life in prison while the teenager was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Investigators said that the teenager had ambushed Jamil Phillips while he was in front of his home in Abbeville.
Settles told the court that he and Karlita were in a sexual relationship and that she hired him to kill her estranged husband.