Kara Simmons is a character on DEXTER. She was the wife of an undercover police officer. Kara married Ricky Simmons and they were married for an unknown number of years. At some point she and Sergeant James Doakes got into a relationship that resulted in her seeking a divorce from Ricky. When Ricky refused to come out of his undercover assignment she got worried and called him. Her husband was murdered by Norberto Cervantes (on orders from Carlos Guerrero), who then came to the Simmons residence and shot Kara in the back. She survived for a time in the hospital with her illicit lover, Sergeant James Doakes, by her side. However, as she recovers from her injuries, Kara died from a massive heart failure non relative to her injuries which was a possible assassination with the use of a non traceable drug by Guerrero to tie up loose ends. Although dead her lover and brother continue to investigate Guerrero in their own ways and eventually, due to the two unintentionally working together, they were able to arrest him for attempted murder.