The jury just came back with a guilty conviction for Carla Hughes.Â Hughes killed a pregnant woman so she could be with the woman’s fiancÃ© Keyon Pittman.Â Â
Hughes now faces the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole for the slaying of Avis Banks and her unborn child. Pittman and Hughes were having a sexual relationship.
Jurors asked the judge today if they could have Carla Hughes called to the stand; and of course, the Judge said no, and that they should refer to their jury instructions.Â Carla Hughes stated previously that she would not testify in her own case.
The trial was concluded Monday evening, and both sides had strong arguments; and they jury came back with a guilty conviction within 24 hours.
Prosecutors said that the evidence points towards only one person…Carla Hughes.Â Banks blood was found on shoes that were taken from Hughes home, and Hughes gun matched bullets found at the murder scene.