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A Teacher Was Shot Dead in a Dunkin' Drive-Thru. Now, the Ex-Girlfriend of the Victim's Boyfriend Will Never Walk Free Again.

Teacher Killing Near Philly Planned for Months, Couple Sentenced
Source: UNSPLASH; Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

Two people convicted in the murder-for-hire plot of eastern Pennsylvania grade school teacher.

Mar. 26 2024, Published 10:04 a.m. ET

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Officials say the murder of an eastern Pennsylvania grade school teacher was planned for months, and “all because of an ended affair.” Now, a man and woman have been sentenced to life behind bars in connection with the murder-for-hire plot.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele announced on April 26, 2023, that one of the suspects in the Rachel King murder case had a romance with King's boyfriend last year.

According to WTXF-TV, Julie Jean harassed King and her boyfriend after Jean's relationship with him ended. That led to a protective court order against Jean.

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Jean, 34, and Zakkee Alhakim, 33, are charged with shooting King outside a coffee shop.

While prosecutors believe King was “targeted,” they do not believe Alhakim and Jean knew her. Yet they reportedly sent several texts back and forth about their plans to kill her.

The plot reportedly included the purchase of a car in Jean's name two weeks prior to the shooting. That car followed King from her home to a Dunkin' for the shooting, prosecutors say.

Front Page Detectives reported reported that King was in her car taking her son to a violin lesson when she was killed. The child was not injured.

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Alhakim and Jean recently were both found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of King, WCAU reported.

They were each sentenced to life in prison, officials said.


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