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Woman gets 50 years in death, dismemberment of Greenville woman

Posted: Updated: March 27, 2012 11:55 AM
Carman Jenkins appeared in court to plead guilty to murder. (Mar. 27, 2012/FOX Carolina) Carman Jenkins appeared in court to plead guilty to murder. (Mar. 27, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The woman accused of killing and dismembering another woman in 2008 was sentenced to 50 years in prison in Greenville County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning. 

Carman Jenkins, 24, pleaded guilty in court to murder.

She was charged with murder along with her husband in the death of Mekole Harris.

Investigators said Jenkins and her husband Clarence Jenkins Jr. killed Harris and cut up her body back in April 2008 to send a message to another woman, their former roommate who had a relationship with them.

The Jenkins' claimed the roommate owed them $10,000, according to investigators.

"Her body parts were found in various locations in trash bags," said Lisa Perry, Mekole Harris' sister.

In May 2011, Jenkins went before a judge and had her bond set at $100,000. A judge set Jenkins' bond after the solicitor told him the former solicitor made a deal with Jenkins.

The deal was Jenkins would lead them to the rest of Harris' body, and in return, prosecutors would not seek the death penalty against her.

Investigators said Harris was killed along Rose Avenue in Greenville, where her body parts were found in trash bags.

A neighbor's dog, ShaCole, found Harris' body parts on the porch at the abandoned home, according to investigators. Another trash bag with remains was found about a mile away at the Andover Apartment Complex.

Clarence Jenkins is scheduled to go to trial later in 2012.

Carman Jenkins is expected to be a witness for the prosecution in the trial. A judge said her testimony could help get her a reduced sentence.

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