Third person sentenced in 2017 murder of Madison woman

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MADISON (WKOW) — The third person convicted in the July 2017 killing of a Madison woman was sentenced Wednesday.

Ciara Philumalee, 24, was killed early in the morning July 28, 2017 in a shooting on Karstens Drive.

Korey Johnson was found guilty on a charge of Second Degree Reckless Homicide. He was sentenced to five years in prison with four years of extended supervision. He was also sentenced to seven years of probation.

Johnson was one of four co-defendants. Jennifer Lovick was sentenced to 15 years in prison in November. Donald Davis Jr. was sentenced to life in prison in October. Nicole Marco has not been sentenced. She has a motion hearing scheduled for April.

Authorities say Davis believed Philumalee had helped people who robbed him several days before the homicide. Deputy Dane County District Attorney Matthew Moeser says Davis put out a “hit” on Philumalee, paying Lovick with money and crack cocaine to help him find Philumalee.

Emily Friese

Emily Friese

27 News Producer

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