A Louisiana woman is accused of allegedly soliciting four teenagers to kill her ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in a plot that failed because one of the hitmen bailed, authorities said.
According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Mykia Tyson, 20, found out her former girlfriend had started a relationship with a man from Lacombe.
Tyson allegedly then solicited Delester Magee, 18, and three other minors to kill the man at his home, deputies said.
On June 5, Tyson is accused of driving the four teens to the man’s house. At the last moment, however, Magee decided to abort the mission and instead fired multiple rounds into the residence, deputies said.
Authorities launched an investigation after the homeowner called to report the incident.
On June 10, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office arrested Tyson and charged her with two counts of aggravated criminal damage to property and one count each of possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles.
After an investigation, deputies added a charge for solicitation of murder on June 21.
They also took Magee into custody and booked him into the St. Tammany Parish jail on charges ofaggravated criminal damage to property, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles and criminal conspiracy.
The three other male juveniles — two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old — were also arrested for conspiracy to commit aggravated criminal damage to property and were released.
“Thankfully no one was hurt during this crime, but this could have very easily not been the case,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “Gunfire is not the answer, and we will continue to take crimes like this very seriously in St. Tammany Parish.”
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