Single Mom Carla Hughes Convicted of Killing Pregnant Rival

Single Mom Carla Hughes Convicted of Killing Pregnant Rival

Carla Hughes, a 28-year-old single mother of a six-year-old boy and highly educated school teacher, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for brutally killing her boyfriend’s (Keyon Pittman) pregnant fiance, Avis Banks.

Avis Banks – Victim

Avis Banks - Murder VictimAvis Banks, a quiet woman, had her life cut short for doing nothing but falling in love with a womanizer. The guy, Keyon Pittman, has since moved on with his life, including getting married. Now, ain’t that something?

Carla Hughes – Murderer

Carla Hughes - Sentenced to Life in PrisonThis is proof positive that smart women do dumb stuff behind stupid men and in the name of love!

Like the victim’s father said, “Keyon Pittman doesn’t keep women around for long. Had Hughes waited six months, she would have gotten her turn.”

Carla Hughes Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Her Romantic Rival, Avis Banks, and Her Unborn Child
Avis Banks’ remarkable family hugs killers parents after sentencing.
The Man in the Middle of This Murderess Triangle, Keyon Pittmam, Describes Affair as a Sexual Adventure
From CNN:
October 14, 2009
Posted: 06:45 PM ET

CANTON, Mississippi–The same panel of jurors that convicted a former middle-school teacher of two counts of capital murder spared her life Wednesday.

Carla Hughes, 28, who prosecutors say fatally shot, stabbed, and slashed a pregnant Avis Banks in November 2006, could have received a death sentence. Now, she will spend the rest of her life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The jurors deliberated less than one hour before reaching their unanimous decision. Hughes was sentenced immediately after jurors were dismissed. She will serve the life sentences concurrently.

Watch the video here.

You can see complete coverage of the case Thursday on In Session.

–Nancy Leung, In Session field producer

6 thoughts on “Single Mom Carla Hughes Convicted of Killing Pregnant Rival

  1. This story is a real tragedy. I’ve been following it since the trial aired on TruTv. I wanted Carla to not be guilty, but the evidence is pretty overwhelming. Still, I’m sure that Keyon had a role in all of this and I wish he was sitting in prison right now, too.

    She has a long road of appeals ahead of her, which she probably won’t win. All I can say is that our sisters have got to stop being so desperate for a man! There are plenty of fish in the sea.

  2. No, it isn’t another example of a smart women doing something dumb behind a stupid man. It’s a murderer acting on her own for violent and selfish reasons. It’s too bad that she only got life; she should be on death row with all the men who are actually held accountable for their actions. I’m for equality, true equality.

  3. Carla does NOT FIT THE PROFILE. Look elsewhere people. Think. The gun, the knife or shoes does not PUT Carla at the scene. PERIOD. Police, jurors, judges, prosecutors and attorneys have become GOD. They are TOO DAMNN LAZY or just dont care enough to spend the time to FIGURE OUT WHO really set this up and who pulled the trigger. I don’t know who did, but i know CARLA DOES NOT FIT THE PROFILE FOR TH EPERSON AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME. PERIOD!!!!!!

  4. i know im late replying but carla got the knife and the gun from her cousin, then returned it to him 2 days after the murder. then her shoe print matched the print that kicked in the window. it was her own family that called the police on her. she’s guilty and where she belongs.

  5. If he has moved on so fast my guess is that he plan to frame her from the start! Did they investigate all the women in his life at the time? Does the new wife have money? Sounds like it was a 4 way affair not a 3 way affair. I would be checking to see how many wives he has! I think he realized his gigolo life would be caught soon which would lead to the discovery of more fiancee’s or wives. Has the new wife been warned? This reminds me of that Goldie Hawn movie “Deceived” were her character is married to a guy who just makes up a pass life from all the women he marries & kills but always has a pregnant wife waiting in the wings. In other words guys like this can be dangerous & be psychopaths.

  6. Bottom line,,,,,she was thirsty and played herself. If you really, really review the case. She lied, deceived and harmed an innocent woman. Independent of Kenyon’s copability she is wrong and has to pay for her decisions. I feel bad for her but worse for Avis’ family. She made choices that took her life and liberties. Avis didn’t get the opportunity to make any choices.

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