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Euri Jenkins pleads not guilty to shooting, killing wife Makeva Jenkins in suburban Lake Worth

Posted at 4:28 PM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 05:48:57-05

The man investigators say plotted to shoot and kill his wife in suburban Lake Worth appeared in court Wednesday.

Euri Jenkins, 31, entered a not guilty plea to first-degree murder in the death of Makeva Jenkins.

“We maintain that not only is he not guilty, he’s innocent of these charges and that he is as much of a victim in this case as the family,” said Gregg Lerman, Euri Jenkins's attorney.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, a masked man killed Makeva Jenkins after she opened the front door in June 2017. Shortly before her death, she posted on positive thoughts Facebook about her life and work.

“It’s devastating to see somebody come forward like that, and he has all the charges filed against him,” Gloria Willis Harold, Makeva Jenkins's grandmother said.

In September, 19-year-old Joevan Joseph was arrested in the case and charged with first-degree murder. He has entered a not guilty plea.

A grand jury indicted Joseph and Jenkins last year.

“He was married to my child, he had children by her and now he’s on trial for doing what he did, he’s going to be tried for that,” Harold said.

Jenkins is expected back in court in April.