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Lantana man guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office

WEST PALM BEACH- Jurors in the case of Lantana resident Euri Jenkins returned a guilty verdict Friday morning, saying he was the orchestrator of a 2017 plot to kill his pregnant wife.

Deliberations lasted less than a day before the jury reached a decision on the charge of first degree murder.

Jenkins, 35, now faces life in prison without parole.

Prosecutors say he plotted with another man, Joevan Joseph, then 19, to kill his wife Makeva Jenkins.

Euri Jenkins offered Joseph $1500 to kill Makeva in hopes of collecting on her life insurance policy.

Joseph shot her while she was asleep in her Lantana area home on June 29, 2017.

She was 33 year old and pregnant at the time she was killed.

She also had three other children.

Joseph, who confessed to killing her, faces up to 20 years in prison.

Jenkins has been remanded to custody.