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Jury convicts Jenrette on two counts of murder


COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of two murders in 2007.

The law required the judge to sentence Santonio Jenrette to life without parole on both counts, according to District Attorney Jon David.

Jenrette was charged with the murders of Darnell Frink, 22, and Rashed Delamez Jones, 14.

Police say Jenrette and two others shot into a crowd of people at Sam's Pit Stop in Lake Waccamaw after a high school football game in Sept. 2007 killing Frink. Jones, a witness to the crime, went missing a month later. Investigators say Jenrette kidnapped and killed Jones, who was his cousin, to keep him from talking.

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Double Murder Conviction

and all he gets is life without parole.

The second conviction was on a 14 year old. While there may have been questions concerning premeditation on the first; pretty evident he planned the second and pursued him to keep him from testifying.

So now he'll get 3 squares a day; access to cable and internet; likely pursue an education as he will have nothing else to do; and from his appearance, may have a full dance card nightly.

Why not give him 2 weeks as a cage attendant down at the zoo on Carolina Beach Road? Attending to the Big Cats, such as the Liger. Let him hang a hammock in the cage so he does not have a lengthy commute. Instead of Dial or Ivory, let him use that new soap, "Beef" when he bathes in the watering trough.

There is no justice.

yall shut the hell up-no one

yall shut the hell up-no one really knows what happen. You haven't even got the truth out the story. This only satisfy the family, but the case is not over.

Another witless wonder

speaks out.

A jury of his peers found him guilty. Did you miss that?

Or did he plead to avoid the juice?

Guess what, you're correct, it's not over. From his picture, I would imagine he will have a full dance card nightly when he gets to the big house.

There is too much corruption

There is too much corruption in Columbus county to be sure who is shooting who *exactly* and why.
There are a lot of reasons to keep a child from testifying. How much are the gangs in bed with local law enforcement or revered community figures? There is big money in drugs. The Colcor investigation did not put a dent in things.
Why didn't the kid get any protection? What is the real reason?