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Phoenix woman sentenced in teen's 2011 murder


A woman accused of killing a Phoenix teen has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Judge Joseph Kreamer sentenced Tiana Turman on Friday in Maricopa County court for one count of first-degree murder, five counts of kidnapping, and one count of burglary.

Shykeem Jones was also charged with shooting and killing 19-year-old Paul Katoa.

Police said the situation escalated after Katoa's friend, Andrew McConnell, had sex with Tiana Turman.

According to court paperwork, witnesses told police that Turman was "upset due to a dispute over money exchanged during the sex act and because Andrew left immediately after the sexual act."

Officers said Turman and Jones returned to the apartment near 16th Street and Thomas Road after the sexual encounter and held the five people inside at gunpoint.

Police said Jones ordered everyone to the ground.

Jones kicked one of the men in the head and got into fight with Katoa, according to court documents. Jones shot Katoa, who fell to the floor. Court documents show that Jones shot Katoa several more times. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Two people managed to escape by jumping out of the third-floor window. Both suffered injuries. One of them was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery for internal injuries, according to court paperwork.

Turman claimed she was raped by McConnell, according to court paperwork.

Jones was charged with one count of first-degree murder, five counts of kidnapping, one count of burglary an four counts of aggravated assault.

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