WPTV: Jury deliberations underway in Euri Jenkins murder trial

“He was there to take one thing only, and that was to snatch the life of Makeva Jenkins,” prosecutor Alexcia Cox told jurors Thursday.

In their closing arguments, state prosecutors focused on proving that Jenkins hired a hit man to murder his pregnant wife, Makeva Jenkins, 33.

“He was there to complete the job that the defendant asked him to do,” Cox said. “And he either received $1,500 or $10,000, and he was promised additional money.”

Although Jenkins wasn’t the one who pulled the trigger, the state contended he was the sole mastermind behind the shooting so that he could collect his wife’s life insurance money.

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