Double murder suspect Jamaal Jenkins arrested in Louisiana - WFLA News Channel 8

Double murder suspect Jamaal Jenkins arrested in Louisiana

Posted: Updated:
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -

Double murder suspect Jamaal Jenkins was arrested Friday afternoon in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana by U.S. Marshals.  

Authorities say Jenkins was responsible for the January death of his on-and-off again girlfriend, 24 year old Destynee Burkes, at the La Quinta Inn located on 34th Street North, in Pinellas County. Investigators say surveillance video shows the pair entering room 120 at the hotel at 1:08 a.m.   Less than 30 minutes later, Jenkins left by himself.

"I can tell you, Burkes' killing at the La Quinta Inn was an execution style killing.  She was shot in the back of the head," said Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County.

Deputies say the two had argued days earlier because Destynee was also dating Tieyannie Hollis.

St. Petersburg Police believe Jenkins shot Hollis multiple times at the Mariner's Point apartment complex in South St. Petersburg.  "So what we've got is a very dangerous guy who has an extensive criminal history who shot two people in the head," said Gualtieri.

Jenkins has been arrested 13 times since 2003 for 27 charges ranging from theft to drugs, to child abuse. He was last released from state prison this past November.

  • 8 On Your SideMore>>

  • Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack

    Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:19:51 GMT
    Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hackReports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack
    The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
    The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
  • Bay area home security customers continue to complain they were mislead

    Bay area home security customers continue to complain they were mislead

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:54:28 GMT
    Bay area homeowners continue to complain of door-to-door salesman from Vision Security.
    Bay area homeowners continue to complain of door-to-door salesman from Vision Security.
  • Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools

    Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:15:59 GMT
    Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop.
    Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.