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Maybe it was coincidence, but after 33-year-old Makeva Jenkins boasted on Facebook about her financial success, she was killed shortly afterwards by a man who broke into her home.

The man, 19-year-old Joevan Joseph was arrested Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting Jenkins. Joseph has been charged with first-degree murder in the June 29 killing.

He claimed he “didn’t do it” as he was escorted in handcuffs from Palm Beach County jail to a police cruiser. On Sunday, a judge denied him bond, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Back story:

Makeva Jenkins founded The Prime Enterprise Group which was dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners. In her last Facebook post, she said she was in “awe of how far” she’s come in her life and career. Between Midnight and 1am (on June 29 of this year) she also bragged about how she overcame homelessness to making six figures in two years.

“No matter what the road looked like,” Jenkins wrote. “I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business.”

“Anyone can do it,” she concluded in her post. “It takes determination and consistency.”

According to news reports, around 2am, a masked intruder entered Jenkins’ upscale Lake Worth, Florida home where a fight broke out between the two before Jenkins was fatally shot, authorities said. The suspect then fled the home in one of the family’s cars. Jenkins was taken to the hospital where she died from her wounds.

Jenkin’s husband, brother and two young kids were in the home at the time, her grandmother told the Palm Beach Post, adding that her oldest child was with her father in Tampa.

Authorities have not released details about a possible motive for her death, but her family believes her social media posts displaying her success may have made her a target.

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20 thoughts on “Did A Proud Facebook Post Get A Florida Woman Killed?

  1. Melvinowens on said:

    I never understand how people think it is okay to Rob and kill others for the possessions they worked for. What is so hard about working?

  2. I know suspects are innocent until proven guilty. If he truly did it I sincerely hope he gets the death penalty. It’s sad to see this woman worked herself from the bottom to achieve success she so desires only for a lazy ignorant Ni%%%% to feel it necessary to take her life. I wonder if the hubby had something to do with it. I’m having a hard time understanding why he didn’t defend his wife unless he is a wimpy man. Nonetheless, he should have protected her. This story has me puzzled, I’m sure there are more layers to this story…is it a murder for hire? Who benefits from her life insurance policy? This is sure to be a lifetime movie of the week. I hope all who are responsible pay dearly for taking this woman’s life. Who are raising these god for nothing ni%%%ers who feel it necessary to take a life because they want what she has. My prayers go out to the children who will never be able to embrace their mom, sleep in her arm or share precious moments.

    • specialt757 on said:

      I had the same thoughts, “why was she in a fight with the intruder and not her husband?” But BAW never reports a story in its entirety, you have to go to other sources to get all the information. My other thought was this “upscale” neighborhood she lived in, did she put that info on facebook too? Did they know this guy?

  3. Christianforreal on said:

    BLM no matter who the perpetrator is. Unfortunately this child was living what he’s learned and this woman is being buried. I wondered though, where he husband and brother were when she was tangling with this this young man?

  4. specialt757 on said:

    This comment has nothing to do with this blog, but I was just wondering why this story “Emmett Till’s Cousin, Who Saw Him Last, Dies” isn’t a news story on BLACK, guess it’s just not as important as ANYTHING having to do with the Carters, BAW’s black royalty.

  5. leadjustone on said:

    The article states that Ms. Jenkins “boasted” about her success, However, I didn’t interpret her comments as boastful. She was just letting others know that her hard work and dedication paid off. It’s too bad that a criminal did what criminals do. Too lazy to follow her advice, and get paid by working his butt off! He gets no sympathy from me. My condolences to her family.

  6. Not that I’m blaming the victim, because this is solely the responsibility of the perp
    But what is the fascination/willingness/ and attraction with us airing our personal lives and intimate thoughts to the world, thanks to Facebook and Twitter ordinary people can become instant celebrity more and more often with negative or tragic results, hell one only needs watch an episode of Jerry Springer or Maury to see good examples
    As for this asshole if convicted his execution should be televised to serve as an example to those who attempt ill-gotten gain from others work

  7. What’s wrong with us black brothers, always us in front of the judge. We’re a sad case as a race when it comes to killing one another (Memphis Chicago St. Louis )

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