Maryland Police investigating the death of Bettie Jenifer who was gunned down on Friday May 10, 2019, has revealed that the woman was married to two different men at the same time – the first was a drug dealer, Kedrick Jenifer, and the second was a Ghanaian actor, Chris Atoh.
Kedrick Jenifer,47, is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas, according to reports.
It was revealed that while Kedrick was in prison for distributing cocaine in Baltimore and Virginia, his two-timing wife moved on. Bettie and Attoh,39, married in October 2018 after he divorced his first wife – a Nigerian actress.
Court records show that Kedrick Jenifer filed for a divorce on April 9. Bettie Jenifer then filed for divorce six days later. The attorneys involved declined News4’s request for comment.
“When it comes to relationships, remaining faithful is never an option but a priority,” Attoh cryptically tweeted just hours before his wife’s murder.
Describing how Bettie Jenifer was murdered, Greenbelt police said that Bettie, 44, left her office in the 6300 block of Ivy Lane about 5 p.m. and was walking to her car when a man armed with a handgun approached her.
When she tried to run away, the man followed her and fired multiple rounds. At least one bullet hit her in the head, police said.
The suspect took off in a vehicle. Police described the suspect as black and having a thin build with black hair. He was wearing dark clothing and may have been in a blue car.
The U.S. District Attorney’s Office said the kingpin’s “Jenifer drug trafficking organization” distributed at least 450 kilograms of cocaine in Baltimore and Woodbridge, Virginia.
“Kedrick Jenifer lived large as a major Baltimore drug dealer, but now he will lose all of his toys and live for two decades in federal prison,” U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said in a news release after his sentencing, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Greenbelt police confirmed Sunday the shooting was targeted and not a random incident.
Police have not named a suspect or motive in the case.
Co-workers said Bettie Jenifer worked at a temporary staffing agency on the first floor.
“Waka Talent Agency is saddened by the death of Bettie Jenifer, who was married to our client, Mr. Chris Attoh. We would like to note that the family has requested to mourn in private and therefore will not be doing any press interviews or commenting on the death.”
Bettie Jenifer was 44 at the time she was murdered.