Teachers Gone WILD! Carla Hughes found guilty of killing her lovers fiance…
October 14, 2009
Teachers gone WILD! is a favorite section of mine, notably because I teach. I look around at my fellow colleagues and wonder who could commit an act like this or this and look at themselves in the mirror and feel good with what has become of their life.
With Annette O’Leary and Linda Nef, they have made decisions that will affect the rest of their lifes. But, in their cases, they might be able to escape the spotlight of shame when it comes to their actions. they will never be teachers again, but they can move on with their life and still find and achieve happiness. For Carla, life as she knew it is over and the hope or possibility of redemption and rebirth are slim to none.
CANTON, Mississippi (In Session/CNN) — A Mississippi middle school teacher could face the death penalty after she was found guilty Tuesday of fatally shooting and stabbing her lover’s pregnant fiancé in 2006.
Carla Hughes taught at the same middle school as the victim’s fiancé, Keyon Pittman.
Keyon, DONT HAVE A SIDE PIECE! How many times do we need to say this before people start to listen?(but more importantly FOLLOW the advice?) You were planning a marriage with one woman, while secretly banging the other out on the side?
But, I will big up you, because the magic stick you must have been giving her had to be so good, it caused her to be able to shoot AND stab another living person, who was not attacking her.
Carla Hughes, 28, sobbed loudly as a judge read the verdicts on two counts of capital murder for the deaths of Avis Banks and her unborn child. The jury also found the slayings occurred during the commission of a burglary, making Hughes eligible for the death penalty.
A jury of nine women and three men are due to return to Madison County Circuit Court Wednesday morning to decide if Hughes should be executed for killing Banks, who was five months pregnant. Their verdict must be unanimous or Hughes will receive a life sentence.
Mississippi is among the states that consider murdering a pregnant woman to be taking two lives.
Madison County district attorneys alleged Hughes killed Banks so she could be with Keyon Pittman, her lover and colleague at Chastain Middle School in Jackson, Mississippi. Watch the jury find Carla Hughes guilty »
Banks, 27, was found lying in a pool of blood on November 29, 2006, in the garage of the Ridgeland home she shared with Pittman, the father of her unborn child.
She had been shot four times in the leg, chest and head, and then stabbed multiple times in the face and neck as she lay dying, according to medical testimony.
This is why you deserve the death penalty. Even after shooting someone, you would be able to hover over this quivering body and stab them multiple times.
Suspicion initially fell on Pittman, who admitted to having an affair with Hughes, a language arts teacher. Pittman, a key prosecution witness, told the jury he began seeing Hughes one month after finding out his girlfriend was pregnant. He testified that the two met frequently in Hughes’ home and even went out of town together, but he insisted the relationship was based solely on sex.
See Keyon, that is what Steve McNair thought. The booty call was good and you were happy. But, what you failed to realize is that you were playing with someones emotions.
Throughout the trial, defense lawyers maintained her innocence and attempted to cast blame on Pittman, portraying him as a womanizer seeking to avoid the burden of fatherhood.
But prosecutors said they could not link the crime to Pittman, who testified that he invoked his right against self-incrimination during a preliminary hearing when asked where he was the afternoon his fiancée was killed.
This was the smartest thing that you did. For once, someone understood that the things that they said CAN AND WILL be used against you in a court of law. Also, you suppressed the natural response of lying.
Instead, prosecutors alleged that the murder weapons connected Hughes to the crime. The defendant’s cousin testified that he lent her a knife and a loaded .38 caliber revolver the weekend before Hughes’ death. Ballistics tests matched the bullets from Hughes’ body to the gun, which Hughes returned unloaded to her cousin after her first interview with police.
Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest said Banks’ relatives plan to deliver victim impact statements at the sentencing. He said medical testimony will be presented to support the prosecution’s claim that the murders were gruesome and heinous, and warrant the death penalty.
Hughes’ lawyer, Johnnie E. Walls, Jr., a Mississippi state senator, said her relatives will testify in a bid to spare her life.
Damn….V.I.S. or Victim Imapct Statements are the nail in the coffin. They will be very emotional and it will sway people with stories about how great this person was. I think that you are going to be visiting this here…
and I think that you are going to visit this bar. There are not drinks for the patrons, since you are not going to be staying long….