Woman sentenced to 20-40 years for murder over ‘a mutual love interest’

Brittany Carter
Brittany Carter
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 2:47 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The verdict for the murder of Chornell Mayfield in 2019 was made at the Hinds County Circuit Court Friday.

On March 30, 2017, Brittany Carter and Mayfield were involved in an ongoing dispute over a mutual love interest. Carter then intentionally struck Mayfield with her vehicle, causing severe injuries.

According to the press release, Mayfield never recovered after spending two years in a coma before succumbing to her injuries.

A Hinds County jury found Carter guilty of Second-Degree Murder following a weeklong trial in Hinds County Circuit Court.

“It is a tragedy any time a young person senselessly loses her life over a personal dispute,” District Attorney Jody Owens said following the verdict. “It is especially tragic here where the victim was rendered comatose for two years before untimely dying as a result of her injuries. I hope this verdict brings some closure to the victim’s family.”

Carter will be sentenced on December 2, 2022, and faces a term of 20 to 40 years in prison.

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