1 year ago
On February 22, 2018, 27-year-old Keiauna Davis, a single mother of two young girls, had just left work when she was shot and killed in a robbery planned by one of her co-workers. She was murdered for her tax refund.
Keiauna was walking home about 2:50 p.m. after her shift at Dollar General had ended when she was fatally shot by a man who ambushed her, police said.
Laya Whitley, 21, Dane Taylor, 21, and Kaijin Scott, 23, were arrested and charged for her murder late Friday.
Laya Whitley, who worked with Keiauna at Dollar General, allegedly conspired with the two men to rob Keiauna of her $3,000 income tax refund.
Before the arrests, Keiauna’s mom said she believed someone knew her daughter had a substantial amount of cash on her when she left work Thursday.
Keiauna’s tax refund had been deposited into the bank earlier Thursday, and her grandmother brought it to her while she was on her lunch break.
Investigators said when Laya Whitley found out about the money, she sent a text message to Dane Taylor, and they decided to rob Keiauna.
Dane Taylor asked Kaijin Scott to give him a ride and directed him to the Dollar General store. Investigators said surveillance camera video shows the car they were in exit the Dollar General parking lot as Keiauna left the store.
They followed Keiauna a short distance before Taylor told Scott to pull up in front of her. Taylor got out of the car wearing a mask and holding a gun, and a scuffle ensued between him and Keiauna. Taylor fired one shot that missed Keiauna, then he fired a second shot that hit her in the hip.
Taylor grabbed Keiauna’s purse and returned to the car. He grabbed an envelope filled with cash out of the purse and threw the purse out of the car window before he and Scott drove away.
Scott told police that Taylor gave him $800, then took the rest to Laya.
Keiauna’s mother said her daughter had plans for the money; Keiauna and her daughters, 6-year-old Azaylah and 2-year-old Aliviyah, were preparing to move to North Carolina to be closer to her mother. Our sympathies are with these children and all Keiauna’s loved ones. Rest well...
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