Former DC Department of Corrections worker accused of having boyfriend killed


A former D.C. Department of Corrections worker is accused of having her boyfriend killed.

Carmelita Henderson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder while armed, and conspiring to kill Levi Davis, who is also a former inmate at the jail. Henderson appeared in court Thursday afternoon.

Henderson is charged for allegedly plotting the crime, but police don’t believe she pulled the trigger, which means the shooter or shooters are still unidentified and on the loose.

This is a tale of jealousy and an alleged romantic relationship between a D.C. Department of Corrections mail clerk and an inmate. It ended with that inmate, Davis, murdered in September of 2015. He was shot more than a dozen times months after he was released from jail.

There were 14 bullets and other fragments found during the autopsy. Court documents reveal the violent crime was premeditated by Henderson, who was fired from the Department of Corrections after allegedly stealing mail other women were sending Davis in jail.

Documents reveal that a cooperator told police that Henderson said she planned to have Davis killed because he "got her fired from her job, was beating on her, and ruined her life."

Henderson allegedly even told that cooperator that her son's friends carried out the shooting.

On the night of the murder, Davis was shot in Henderson’s car. Henderson was there and gave police a sensational account of two masked men opening fire on Davis, saying he tried to climb over her in the driver’s seat to get away from the shooters. But witnesses say the men were not masked and Henderson was standing outside the car across the parking lot.

After more than a yearlong investigation and interviewing a long list of witnesses and people with knowledge of the murder – Henderson was arrested Wednesday.

The two men, including one who pulled the trigger in that parking lot on the 4200 block of East Capitol Street, have not been identified or found.

The judge ordered Henderson held without bail, and she is schedule to be in court again on Tuesday.

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