Woman allegedly conspired to murder her boyfriend

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A 29-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree murder after her boyfriend died after winning at gambling. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

A life taken

A 29-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy following the death of her boyfriend, who recently won $3,000 gambling.

Katherine Emel was arrested Wednesday and held without bail. William Carter, father of two and friend of the suspect, was found dead in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in January.

It is alleged that Emel tipped off one of the men involved in the murder about Carter’s gambling winnings.

Emel received $700 from Allen after the murder

The suspects are Damon Brantley Jr., 18, Daquan Allen, 29, and Jerry Butler, 28. A fourth suspect, a juvenile, was not named. Brantley is accused of being the one who pulled the trigger. Police discovered that Emel received $700 from Allen after the murder.

All four suspects are scheduled to have a preliminary court hearing on February 16.

What happened?

According to surveillance footage, Carter was ambushed by three of the suspects as he went to get some money from his car. A fourth person remained in the vehicle.

The three men robbed Carter of his money before a suspect, believed to be Brantley, shot him in the head.

She had contact with Allen “several times.”

On the night of Carter’s death, Emel is accused of telling the suspects his whereabouts. She was also in contact with Allen “several times” before the murder and told Allen that Carter had won $3,000 gambling.

To help locate Carter, Emel placed a tracking device in the trunk of her vehicle, which Carter was driving.

According to his family, Carter was visiting his one-year-old daughter at the time of his death.


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