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Two SC women charged in connection to death of sleeping 18-year-old

Posted June 17, 2020 12:14 p.m. EDT
Updated June 17, 2020 12:28 p.m. EDT

Carla Jaynette Williams, 23, from Columbia (right) and Jakima Velonne Jackson, 19 from Columbia (left) were charged in connection with a shooting death of a Harnett County high school senior. (Photos from the Harnett County Sheriff's Office).

— Two women from Columbia, S.C., were charged with conspiracy in connection to the death of Iyania Rhone. Rhone was 18 and a senior at Harnett Central High School. She died while asleep in her home when someone fired a gun into her residence on March 23.

Officials say the people who shot her were firing from a car outside her home. So far, a total of four people have been charged in connection with her murder.

Carla Jaynette Williams, 23, was charged with felony conspiracy, felony accessory after the fact and one count of misdemeanor after the fact. Jakima Velonne Jackson, 19, was charged with one count of felony conspiracy, another count of felony insurance fraud and one count of felony accessory after the fact.

They were arrested by the Richland County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina, and are now in detention in Harnett County being held with bond.

Both Baron Lee Lyons Jr., 27, from Apex, and Jaylan Kashon Jackson, 18, from Angier were arrested and charged with first-degree murder, felony conspiracy to commit murder and 10 counts of discharging a weapon into a home.

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