A 21-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty in the murder-for-hire shooting death of a mom after she shared her financial success on Facebook.
Joevan Joseph agreed to a plea deal in the murder-for-hire death of Makeva Jenkins, who shared her rags-to-riches success story on Facebook in the hours before she died.
"I'm in awe of how far I've come," Jenkins wrote. "Fast forward to now: We overcame being homeless in 2013/2014 to reaching my six figure mark in 2015 to now making multi six figures. No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business. I'm saying this to say, anyone can do it. It takes determination and consistency."
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Jenkins, who owned a consulting business, posted an image of a $20,000 bank deposit she received from a client. She was proud of her success after going from being homeless to making six figures.
"No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business," Jenkins wrote on Facebook.
Jenkins praised her husband, Euri Jenkins for supporting her business.
A few hours later, a masked gunman arrived at her Lake Worth home and shot her point blank in the head.
Makeva's husband, her children and two friends were at home when Jenkins was killed. No one else was injured.
Joevan Joseph, who was arrested three months after the murder, agreed to testify against Euri Jenkins in exchange for a second-degree murder charge.
Monday's plea deal allows Joseph to avoid a first-degree murder charge. He faces 20 years in prison but he could serve as little as 5 years behind bars.
"Joevan Joseph just got maybe one of the sweetest deals I've seen in a homicide case in the 34 years I've been a criminal defense attorney," said Gregg Lerman, who represents Euri Jenkins.
Lerman said his client did not hire Joseph to kill his wife.
"They have little or no evidence to prove Euri Jenkins had anything to do with this case," Lerman told the Palm Beach Post and WPTV.
Euri Jenkins still faces a first-degree murder charge.