Ghanaian Actor, Chris Attoh’s wife, Bettie Jenifer, who was shot dead in Greenbelt, Maryland on May 10, 2019, was married to two men, one of whom is a notorious drug lord currently serving a 20-year jail term.
The Greenbelt Police Department said in a statement, on May 11, that Jenifer had been chased through the parking lot of her office building at around 5:00 p.m. before being shot in the head in a targeted and not a random incident.
Police confirmed, on Saturday, that the deceased was married to Chris Attoh, following Attoh’s divorce from his first wife, She was also married to 47-year-old Kedrick Jenifer, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas.
The U.S. District Attorney’s Office said the kingpin’s drug trafficking organization distributed at least 450kg of cocaine in Baltimore and Woodbridge, Virginia.
“Kedrick 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 has said after his sentencing.
However, Kedrick filed for a divorce from Jenifer, on April 9, 2019, while she followed suit by filing hers, six days later.
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.
A spokesperson for Attoh’s talent agency gave the following statement:
“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.”