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Makeva Jenkins murder: Suspect pleads not guilty, demands trial for murder charge

Posted at 4:23 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 06:14:10-04

The man accused of killing a Lake Worth woman has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder.

Joevan Joseph demanded a jury trial for his arrest in the death of Makeva Jenkins on June 29.

Detectives arrested Joseph on Sept. 2 after a grand jury indicted him.

Joseph was scheduled to appear in Palm Beach County court on Sept. 19 but waived his arraignment and pleaded not guilty.

According to an indictment, a grand jury believes Joseph planned and killed Jenkins by shooting her.

An arrest report detailing Joseph’s alleged involvement in Jenkins's death has not been made available yet.