A woman who was recently shot to death in a brazen daytime attack outside a city in Greenbelt, state of Maryland was married to two men, authorities say. One is a well-known actor from Ghana, Chris Attoh. The other is a convicted cocaine trafficker who was described as a ” major Baltimore drug dealer” before going to prison.
Bettie Jenifer, 44, was gunned down in front of about 10 people as she walked from work to a parking lot Friday afternoon, police said. The shooter fled the scene. She tried to flee, but the man pursued and fired multiple rounds at her.
At least one bullet struck her in the head, police reported. The assailant took off in what police believe to be a blue colored car. Jenifer was pronounced deceased on the scene, the police shared on Facebook.
“Somebody wanted her dead,” Greenbelt Police Department spokesman George Mathews said on Sunday.
U.S Police disclosed that Jenifer was married to Ghana TV host and actor Chris Attoh. They had married in October in Ghana. But Jenifer also was married to Kedrick Jenifer, who currently is behind bars serving a 20-year prison sentence for trafficking sizable amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas.
Chris Attoh known for his role as “Kwame Mensah” in the Nigerian program “Tinsel,” now lives in California and has been cooperating with police.
Reports in the U.S revealed that Kedrick Jenifer had filed for divorce April 9 from Prison. Bettie Jenifer filed for divorce six days later. She lived in a house owned by the drug dealer. As of Monday, May 13, police had not named a suspect or motive in the case.
In 2016, then-U.S. Attorney U.S. Rod Rosenstein said Kedrick Jenifer “lived large as a major Baltimore drug dealer” who imported large amounts of cocaine from Texas, according to reports in the U.S.
That year, Kedrick Jenifer was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. He also was ordered to forfeit four homes, hundreds of thousands of dollars and vehicles that included a Rolls-Royce and a Ferrari.
During his drug-dealing career, one of Kedrick’s drug couriers was killed after he was caught transporting cocaine outside Houston, law enforcement officials said.
Prosecutors said law enforcement agents believe the man’s homicide “was the direct result of the cocaine seizure,” although Kedrick Jenifer was not charged in the killing.
Police in the State of Maryland say they’re “casting a wide net” as they investigate Bettie Jenifer’s slaying.