Killing of Makeva Jenkins is a murder-for-hire case: Source
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
The killing of Makeva Jenkins, according to a CBS12 source close to the investigation, is the result of a murder-for-hire.
Euri Jenkins, Makeva's husband, and a second man Joevan Joseph, are both behind bars on charges of premeditated first degree murder.
It was an emotional day in court Friday as Euri Jenkins was denied bond for the murder of his wife Makeva Jenkins last June.
“I just can’t describe what I’m feeling right now,” said Makeva’s grandmother, Gloria Harold.
Harold said she has had doubts about Euri Jenkins since Makeva died in June.
“He just didn’t take to be what I thought he was,” said Harold.
Jenkins was indicted by a grand jury Thursday for first degree murder with a firearm.
He initially told investigators a masked gunman stormed into their home in June and shot and killed Makeva with their children nearby.
“It’s just sad. It’s so sad that my grandchildren are going to be without their momma and their dad,” said Harold.
Jenkins lawyer Gregg Lerman said his client was surprised to learn he was indicted.
“He’s obviously in jail now and he’s clearly not happy. He’s shocked quite honestly,” said Lerman. “He’s dismayed he’s sitting here charged and accused of a homicide of someone that he loved and cared about.”
Jenkins told CBS12 as he was being escorted to the Palm Beach County Jail that he’s innocent.
“They need to understand that he’s a victim in this case just as much as they’re a victim,” said Lerman.
Harold said Jenkins is certainly not the victim in this case.
The family said they need closure.
“As long as I know something is going to be done,” said Harold.
Lerman said the couple’s two children are with Euri’s family and will remain where they are.
Jenkins is one of two suspects held in the killing of Makeva.
20-year-old Joevan Joseph has been in jail since his indictment and arrest in August.