Carla Hughes' Murder Trial Delayed un...

Carla Hughes' Murder Trial Delayed until Summer

There are 344 comments on the WLBT-TV Jackson story from Jan 9, 2008, titled Carla Hughes' Murder Trial Delayed until Summer. In it, WLBT-TV Jackson reports that:

“Any time you seek the death penalty, that case is going to be subject to heightened scrutiny by the appeals court”

Canton 01/07/08 Carla Hughes' Murder Trial Delayed until Summer The trial of the former teacher accused of murdering a pregnant Ridgeland woman won't start until this summer. via WLBT-TV Jackson

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Linda

Bowling Green, KY

#330 Oct 20, 2009
Every wrote:
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Well to be honest Tammy; your sentence was incorrect as well. It is "every single one". Thanks! It's not that grammar isn't taught in MS but when blogging, people usually just type rather than little for a damn grammar coach. We are talking about Carla not grammar. Thanks. By the way I am from Mississippi and highly educated.
how do you expect people from Ms to learn grammar. Isn't one of their teacher's in jail for murder? Wonder how she feels now? Real stupid I bet. And I even bet that the Guy that she killed the Banks girl over, is messing with someone else already.
Tamra Austin Texas

United States

#331 Oct 27, 2009
Look, I truly believe that Carla is innocent and nothing can change my mind about that. There were no eye witnesses/ Carla's finger prints were not found at the crime scene/was her car even checked for Ms. Avis's blood-because quite natuarlly she would have had to travel from Avis's house in her car?/ So what the shoes had blood on it./ Look at how many days later Carla was actually pick up for the murder and her and keyon shared shoes- had more than enought time to put those shoes in Carla's home! I can go on and on but it will only piss off. I live here in Austin Texas and about 6 years ago a guy was let loose for the murder of my little counsin. The jury found him not guily due to resonable doubt. And he actually was the murderer. Can you believe a jury let a cold bloodedmurderer go scott free just like that. At that point I gave up in the justice system. They said the state didnt provide enough evidence against him. Thats bull! My counsin had his DNA under her nail. Eye witness sees him fleeing on foot from the crime scense. Two other siblings identify him in a lineup and they let him go. They was more than enough resonable doubt in Carla's situation. That girl is innocent and her family needs to fight this to the end.
Watermellonisha

Ridgeland, MS

#332 Oct 29, 2009
It Bees Done!!!
Watermellonisha

Ridgeland, MS

#333 Oct 29, 2009
It bees Done!
Lisa

United States

#334 Oct 31, 2009
Tammy wrote:
My God! Are they teaching grammar in schools in MS? Everyone single one of these comments is wrought with grammatical errors. What's worse...is that these misstatements and improper syntax is common for MS bloggers. Please people, I implore you to use spell-check and look over your comments before you post them. You all are giving us a bad name.
Hello kettle. Look at your second line it makes no sense.
Anita

Puyallup, WA

#335 Jan 30, 2010
Mercedes wrote:
Please allow me to teach you something else, 2nd Year Law Student because apparently, you were not aware that a PH.D is higher than a JD but on two different levels. My jurisdiction is not as limited as a JD. I have them both hun, but you have to list the PH.D simply to be called Dr. Only a few can say they have them both. Please tell your professors to teach you just a little more.
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My goodness! <clapping> Bravo! You are EDUCATED; highly educated! So, what! What does that have to do with this topic? There are two people who are dead and one on trial for her life. Your *claimed education and that of the others has nothing to do with the topic. I am truly chagrined for those who NEED to prance on this forum about themselves instead of focussing on the topic. This trial deeply saddens me. I find it very difficult to believe Carla Hughes would be involved with a man who came across as the epitomy of one a woman like her would never give the time of day -- not to mention murder a pregnant woman because of him. He seemed far less than what one would refer to as a run-of-the-mill kind of guy. I watched this trial with a sense that there is more to this story. I do not believe Carla murdered that pregnant woman. Why would she have done so? What was there to gain? The man was nothing, had nothing, and came across as nothing. I sincerely hope women who followed this trial will have learned that men like him come a dime a dozen: they are no good and only want a "sex adventure." I hope Carla will eventually tell the whole story. As for that man, one way or another "his day will come." With regards to the families, I pray they will heal soon. As for those on this board who feel their education needs to be known by all and referred to in such a manner --- what a pity. While education is very important and should be encouraged, taking the lives of innocent people far exceeds the desire of those, I would hope, who are here to discuss this trial.
Anita

Puyallup, WA

#336 Jan 30, 2010
mmm wrote:
Are you people kidding me? The fact that her name is even involved in this proves some extent of guilt, so all the praises posted for her can be taken elsewhere. Friends, family, or whatever you may be to her, when someone is WRONG, they are WRONG.
If the above makes sense to you, I would like to sale you the planet Pluto! Think about it, there are many cases where depending on circumstances the victim's spouse immediately becomes a person of interest. Hello?! Does that ring a bell? Just because a name is involved does not mean the person has "some extent of guilt."
1982 some-body

Hutchinson, MN

#337 Feb 10, 2010
I grew up in Noxapater, Mississippi with Carla's biological mother and cousin as a close friend. Her brother and I were close as well. I don't believe Carla killed Avis...... Start looking @ Keyon...... Maybe he wasn't ready to be a father. I'm just saying.....
MCCOMB HIGH SCHOOL

Birmingham, AL

#339 Aug 2, 2010
Tammy wrote:
My God! Are they teaching grammar in schools in MS? Everyone single one of these comments is wrought with grammatical errors. What's worse...is that these misstatements and improper syntax is common for MS bloggers. Please people, I implore you to use spell-check and look over your comments before you post them. You all are giving us a bad name.
Tammy,
Please be careful on how you criticize others my friend> Obviously life has dealt you some pretty hard blows. To point out the faults of others for self gratification is to show sure signs of your own inadequacy in other areas of your life not so visible on this screen. We all make mistakes...even you. I can only hope that your life gets better than it was/is when you made such a selfish,insulting,idiotic post. I will bet that you are physically unattractive and not making it with the guys so you lashed out to get some relief. Well , visit the mirror, it didn't work. From the 48 Laws of Power- DO NOT OFFEND THE WRONG PERSON(S)....
God only knows

Jackson, MS

#340 Aug 4, 2010
I hate that carla got her self into some mess like that and only the Lord wlll let her go free before the time is up. As he open the doors up for PAUL he can do the same for carla at his on given time and not ours. So when it happen you can and the world will know that God is still opening doors that know man can open. To all you ladys that get hooked up with these men that have someone you need to run for your life when you meet one or when you find out that he is with someone else don't try to come in between the two of them it want work he will still be seeing her so go find your own man and stay out of trouble. See how that young man have just walked off and don't have anything to do with Carla sence that happen.Leave him and his family alone. FROM GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPEN.So don't get try what she has tryed,be good save a life don't take one .
ms wilson

Terry, MS

#341 Sep 22, 2010
it dont matter she kill a soon to be mother thats some body child its sad that she was that deep in love with another women man things like that come with cheating just sad i pray for the pregnant lady family she is sad and no she did it but blind by love if she get away with this whats nexts i would have her if i was a man she crazy
Mrs King

Collierville, TN

#342 Sep 29, 2010
I saw an episode of the TV show Snapped last night that featured Carla Hughes and I think she is guilty. HOWEVER. I think Keyon is guilty as well. I think they both had something to do with Avis's death. I think Keyon talked Carla into it. I wish she would have took the stand in her own defense and implecated him as well. It would do nothing if not have him sitting his behind right where she is.
Mrs King

Collierville, TN

#343 Sep 29, 2010
I agree to some extent. It is always unwise to get involved with someone else's mate, be it a man getting involved with someone else's woman, or a woman getting involved with someone else's man.

On the TV show I saw, Carla at first lied and said nothing was going on with her and Keyon. But then she told the truth, but made it seem like it was no big deal. But it is always a big deal. This man was engaged to another woman, and that woman was pregnant with his child. That was just wrong.

The whole situation was just sad.
God only knows wrote:
I hate that carla got her self into some mess like that and only the Lord wlll let her go free before the time is up. As he open the doors up for PAUL he can do the same for carla at his on given time and not ours. So when it happen you can and the world will know that God is still opening doors that know man can open. To all you ladys that get hooked up with these men that have someone you need to run for your life when you meet one or when you find out that he is with someone else don't try to come in between the two of them it want work he will still be seeing her so go find your own man and stay out of trouble. See how that young man have just walked off and don't have anything to do with Carla sence that happen.Leave him and his family alone. FROM GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPEN.So don't get try what she has tryed,be good save a life don't take one .
Mrs King

Collierville, TN

#344 Sep 29, 2010
She didn't get away with anything. She was tried and convicted. Life in prison, although she is currently appealing her case.
ms wilson wrote:
it dont matter she kill a soon to be mother thats some body child its sad that she was that deep in love with another women man things like that come with cheating just sad i pray for the pregnant lady family she is sad and no she did it but blind by love if she get away with this whats nexts i would have her if i was a man she crazy
ebony 2010

United States

#345 Sep 30, 2010
I would like to pray for both famililes and their lost and hope some day their hearts can be mended . Also,women look out for no good men and then bad intentions. This guy has now moved on with life and left behind two victims one dead and one behind bars forever.
Houston Co-Worker

AOL

#346 Sep 30, 2010
Ebony 2010 made a good point about two victims but forgot to include Avis' unborn child. The Banks family and even Carla's family have been victimized by a very sad and brutal murder. Based on all that I have read, comments from members of the Banks family and the tv program, "Deadly Affair" I believe that Carla is GUILTY. Some have asked why she did not implicated Keyon or testify. She is not required to testify in her defense. Perhaps had she implicated Keyon, she would also be implicating herself. As long as that does not happenm, she stands a chance (perhaps a small chance) of having her conviction overturned on appeal. Based on the brutalit of Avis' murder, it was not by a random murdered. It was very personal for Avis' killer, Carla Hughes.
Brook

Helena, AL

#347 Apr 9, 2011
Check yourself Tam wrote:
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From Tammy's post, "is that these misstatements and improper syntax is common for" - that is should be ARE!!!! Check your own subject-verb agreement before you spotlight the grammatical incorrectness of others. By the way, yes, MS schools do teach grammar.
For starters you made so many mistakes in your own writing. Lol. You just wanted to be insulting and ended up making yourself look so stupid. You have to be a lower class White person because they always have the biggest problems with the is-are subject verb agreement.(is where are should be lol)
2ez412c

United States

#348 Sep 5, 2011
Carla hughes did the same thing Shannon crawley did killed another human being over a man there is no excuse for that
Karen Stickney

North Conway, NH

#349 Jun 25, 2012
But look at the father of Carla's child. He wasn't ready to be a father either, but he didn't go killing Carla and their child. He did the right thing and left the relationship. To anyone here who knew Keyon, was he a violent man to prove the defense right?
Fuzzy Navel

Florence, AL

#350 Apr 23, 2013
Well, it's been 4 years now. Where are all those staunch, unwavering supporters of Carla's now? I do believe Keyon was involved but Carla's hands are not clean either. She still maintains her innocence, though. Her appeals have been denied. Now, she has to mentally and emotionally prepare herself to be in prison until she dies. Such a sad story for Avis' parents & family and for Carla's parents. Like Carla, they also have "life sentences" in grief while Keyon Pittman went on with his life and didn't look back.

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