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Published on May 09, 2024
Memphis Woman Charged With First-Degree Murder, Allegedly Confesses to Killing Over $60Source: Facebook/Memphis Police Department est.1827

A Memphis woman stands accused of murdering a man in Cherokee Park over a measly $60 before splurging on hot wings, reports say. Kenyetta Hayes, 26, has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly admitting to the crime that left a man dead in Cherokee Park on Filmore Avenue.

The tragic incident unfolded Monday when police, responding to reports of a shooting discovered a man suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Hayes was turned in by her own mother after surveillance footage of her escaping the scene was aired on the news, according to FOX13 Memphis. “I don’t condone violence. I don’t. If you do something, you will pay for it,” Hayes' mother, Shante Jones, told the station.

Detailing the events that led to the slaying, Hayes told authorities she was approached by the victim at a Marathon gas station on Lamar Avenue, where he proposed oral sex in exchange for $60. The affidavit states she had no intention to comply but planned to "Hit a Lick" — street slang for committing robbery, as stated in reports provided by Action News 5. After driving to the park together, Hayes reportedly shot the man, seized the cash, and fled on foot.

Police records reveal Hayes, driven by her admission of being "thirsty for money," used the stolen $60 to buy two hot wing combos for herself and her boyfriend. This detail was echoed by police and shared by WREG News,. The suspect is currently in custody, with no bond set as the legal proceedings commence.