Women Gets Life In Prison For Hiring Her Teenage Lover To Kill Her Husband Who In Turn Killed The Wrong Guy
Yahoo- A South Carolina woman whose teenage lover shot and killed the woman's brother-in-law instead of her husband who was the intended target, will serve life in prison, and the teenager is expected to plead guilty, the prosecutor in the case said on Friday.
Karlita Phillips, 41, was sentenced on Thursday after being convicted of soliciting a minor to commit a felony and accessory before the fact to murder. She had hoped to cash in on more than $500,000 in life insurance money by having her husband, Dale Phillips Jr., killed, said Greenwood County Solicitor David Stumbo, who prosecuted the case.
But the teenager she hired to kill Phillips, Tavirous Settles, who was 16 years old at the time of the 2013 murder, mistook Phillips' brother, Jamil, for the target and shot him dead on the front porch of his parents' Abbeville, South Carolina, home. Both Jamil and Dale Phillips were living with their parents at the time.
Settles testified against Karlita Phillips at trial, telling a jury that she promised to pay him $13,000 out of the life insurance money if he killed her husband. He also testified he and Karlita Phillips were involved in a sexual relationship.
It is the most unique case I've ever prosecuted," Stumbo said in an interview. "I've never had one that had facts like this. They killed the wrong guy."
See, this is why you never hire a boy to do a man's job. Hit-Boy isn't a real job title. The only hit-boy I have ever heard of is producing multi million dollar records for Kanye West. He's not out there getting underpaid to do some housewife's dirty work. Honestly, I am having a hard time deciphering if the bigger mistake is stepping out on your husband with a 16 year old or hiring him to kill said husband. I guess the former resulting in a life sentence makes it dumber by default. However, hiring a 16 year old to do anything is pretty much always a bad idea. I can't imagine a 16 year old kid was doing a much better job than her husband of throwing it in for a minute or two then prematurely leaving a cess pool on her back. The only benefit of sleeping with a post-pubescent child instead of your husband is that he is ready to go again a few minutes later. I doubt the sex is any better, it's just more frequent. If you are going to cheat at least make sure you get the desired results of cheating.
Listen, the only reason 16 year olds get hired to do anything is because they work for dirt cheap. When you hire someone that's two years removed from middle school you accept the fact that you are going to get a half assed result in turn for a half assed paycheck. That's just how it works. You think Tavirous Settles was paying super close attention when he shot the wrong Mr. Philips? Hell no. Shit, he was probably mid-text when he did it. How can you make sure you are killing the right person if you have to worry about snap chatting yourself doing it? You wanted the execution to be executed correctly then hire someone that is going to demand more than a measly $13,000 out of a $500,000 insurance policy. You get what you pay for in this world, and I'm pretty sure the going rate for homicide is far more than 5 figures. This woman deserves every second of her life sentence. Partially because she is responsible for the wrongful death of an innocent bystander, but also because her screening process on potential employees is absolute dog shit. Christ on the cross lady, this is America. If you want a job well done for pennies on the dollar you hire a Mexican, and preferably not a Mexican that's still getting used to having hair on his balls.
P.S. Even Facebook can tell the difference between a couple of family members. If Tavirous Settles couldn't then that's probably an indictment on the amount of information he was given by the sloppiest orchestrator of hired murder the South has ever seen.