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Teenager who wanted to kill husband of his 41-year-old lover shoots wrong man

By Mason White 5:13 PM July 27, 2015
Karlita Desean Phillips and Tavirous Dequan Settles 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman and her teenage lover were arrested over the murder of an innocent man.

41-year-old Karlita Desean Phillips of South Carolina, was arrested, charged and convicted in the murder of her brother-in-law.

She was sentenced to life in prison after she conspired with the teenager to kill her husband, but he accidentally killed the wrong man.

Prosecutor David Stumbo said that Phillips of Greenwood, was sentenced on Thursday, after she was convicted of accessory before the fact of murder and soliciting a minor to commit a felony.

Police said that Phillips hired her 17-year-old lover to kill her estranged husband, but he killed her husband’s brother, 31-year-old Jamil Phillips, by mistake.

Investigators said that the teenager, who was identified as Tavirous Dequan Settles, ambushed Jamil Phillips while he was in front of his home in Abbeville.

The teenager was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Settles said that he and Karlita Desean Phillips, were in a sexual relationship and that she hired him to kill her estranged husband.