BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA – The husband of a woman who was shot and killed in her home hours after making an inspirational Facebook post, has been arrested in connection with her death, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Euri Jenkins was arrested Thursday by Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies assigned to the the U.S. Marshals Service, according to Manny Puri, assistant chief deputy U.S. marshal. Jenkins, 31, is charged with premeditated first degree murder.
On June 29, 33-year-old Makeva Jenkins was shot to death by a masked man after she opened the door of her home on Plumbago Place, near Santaluces High School. Authorities said her husband, brother and two youngest children were inside the home at the time of the shooting. Her oldest daughter was in Tampa at the time, according to family.
Jenkins’ father previously told The Post he was under the impression the masked man walked in through the garage, where Jenkins’ husband, Euri, reportedly ran a barbershop.
Authorities said the masked man drove away in the family’s white Dodge Charger. The vehicle which was found abandoned about a mile from the home.
On Sept. 2, now 20-year-old Joevan Joseph was arrested on first-degree murder charges in the death of the mother of three. He remains in the Palm Beach County Jail without bail.
Hours before she was killed, Jenkins posted on Facebook that she was making a six-figure income after being homeless just a few years before.
In September, Joevan Joseph, 19, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Makeva Jenkins.
He has entered a not guilty plea.
Investigators have not detailed any motive for the killing or discussed any links between Joseph and Euri Jenkins.
Sources, however, said Joseph was a customer at the hair-cutting business Euri Jenkins ran.
On Thursday, Makeva’s grandmother, Gloria Harold, was coping with the news of the arrest.
The last time Gloria Harold was together with her granddaughter and Euri was on Mother’s Day.
“If you had known (Euri) you would believe he had something like that in his mind,” Harold said in an interview from her Belle Glade home on the phone.
More than five weeks after Makeva’s death and on her 34th birthday, Harold pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.
When Joseph was arrested in September, Harold said she knew that there was more to her granddaughter’s death.
“I didn’t want to suspect it, but I did,” Harold said about Euri’s alleged involvement. “I actually didn’t want to believe he was capable of helping somebody do something like that.”
Euri Jenkin’s arrest on Thursday confirmed it for her.
“I almost passed out. I was thinking justice had been served,” Harold said upon learning the news.
About two hours before Makeva Jenkins was killed, the mother of three posted a video on Facebook talking about rising from homelessness to a six-figure salary.
“It was heartbreaking. I almost didn’t want to believe that because of the kids. I didn’t want to believe that because she was so much in love with him. And I had no idea, how could he hurt my child knowing that she was the best thing to ever happen to him,” Harold said.
Euri Jenkins made his first appearance before a judge Friday morning. A judge ordered him held without bond.
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