The role Euri Jenkins’ social media posts and CBS 12 interview may play in his trial
NEAR LAKE WORTH, Fla. (CBS 12) —
Just hours after Makeva Jenkins death, her husband, Euri Jenkins, spoke exclusively to CBS12.
That interview, as well as posts on social media, could become critical elements to the case.
CBS12 spoke to an expert who weighed in on what might be used as evidence.
“I held her in my arms. She was alive,” Euri said in a CBS12 interview back in June.
Those are the words from a husband claiming to be heartbroken after his wife’s sudden death.
Now six months later Euri sits in jail accused of killing his wife Makeva.
“My wife was a good wife. She was a good mom. She was an entrepreneur. She came from being nothing to something,” Euri told CBS12.
His wife posted about her success on Facebook saying how she went from being homeless to making six figures in just a few years.
“It may explain the motive for someone, whoever might have done it, but it doesn’t necessarily point the finger to any particular person,” said Criminal Defense Attorney Jack Fuchs.
Since Makeva’s death, there have been posts from Euri’s Facebook page firing back at people who accused him of killing his wife.
Fuchs said while social media posts are admissible in court, there’s a bit of a hurdle.
“They would have to be proven to at least admissibility purposes that he, in fact, made the post,” Fuchs said.
As for Euri’s statements he made on camera to CBS12, Fuch said that would also be accepted as evidence if the state feels it supports its theory.
“A TV interview is fairly straightforward that he is the one who made that statement,” Fuchs said.
According to Fuchs, the prosecution can choose to use Euri’s interview during trial without restrictions.
Fuchs said the defense, however, can only use the interview, if Euri agrees to take the stand and testify.