Rachel Kenehan could have her sentence increased for helping Jahmel Jones' killers

Uni lecturer could face longer jail term

Uni lecturer could face longer jail term

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by

A UNIVERSITY lecturer who tried to help three killers evade justice after they shot dead a Southampton dad could have her jail sentence increased today.

Pierre Lewis, Jemmikai Orlebar-Forbes and Issac Boateng, were jailed for a total of 90 years in March for murdering rival drug dealer Jahmel Jones, who was gunned down in a flat in St Mary Street, Southampton, in April last year.

After the shooting Lewis’s girlfriend, Rachel Kenehan, allowed the three men to hide in her London flat for several days.

She also tried to destroy any forensic evidence on a pair of Lewis’s shoes by cleaning them with white spirit, and was jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Bosses from the Crown Prosecution Service said they felt the sentence was not enough and asked the Solicitor General to refer the matter to the Court of Appeal.

Today’s case will be heard by three High Court judges, headed by Lady Justice Rafferty.

If they agree with the Solicitor General they will have four options open to them – one of which is to increase the jail term.

Kenehan, 35, of Bow, east London, was a lecture/ researcher and a PhD student in criminology at the London Metropolitan University.

In September 2011 she met Lewis through a charity which provides a mentoring service for young men who have been released from jail.

Last year she helped Lewis, Boateng and Orlebar-Forbes, all from London, supply Class A drugs to addicts in Southampton.

On April 20 2013 the three men lured Mr Jones into an ambush in which he was shot and killed.

Shortly afterwards Lewis called Kenehan, who drove them to London and allowed them to stay in her home for the following four days.

But the men were caught and in March this year they were jailed by Mr Justice Keith after being convicted of murdering Mr Jones. They had previously admitted conspiring to supply Class A drugs.

Kenehan was jailed for conspiring to supply Class A drugs, assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice.

She had denied all the charges.

The judge told her: “If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you.

“You are a woman of many talents, hugely gifted with intellect, ambition and drive, with kindness, generosity and spirit who impressed the many people who spoke so highly of you during the course of the trial.

“You became infatuated with Lewis.”

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7:58am Fri 23 May 14

Huey says...

Increase it she deserves more time
Increase it she deserves more time Huey
  • Score: 10

8:27am Fri 23 May 14

Dai Rear says...

“If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. "
I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour.
Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets
“If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. " I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour. Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets Dai Rear
  • Score: 5

9:19am Fri 23 May 14

Redhaired22 says...

Dai Rear wrote:
“If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. "
I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour.
Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets
What are you going on about?? Let me translate for you, as you seem to have read a different article.

Intelligent, gifted woman who has a bright future ahead of her becomes infatuated with criminal. She then allows this to colour her previous good judgement to cover up his horrible crime.
A woman has allowed herself to be used and manipulated by a man and has thrown away any prospects of a wonderful career or future.
She put infatuation before the life of a man and those who use drugs.
Some of the responsibility lies with those on the volunteer programme with supervision and mentoring and why didn't anyone pick up that she had become involved with these people? that is a question that also needs answering....

Personally I doubt that any increase in sentence could punish her more than knowing what she's done to herself for the sake of some lowlife. She will carry this punishment throughout her life. That is far worse than any jail term whether it's increased or not.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: “If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. " I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour. Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets[/p][/quote]What are you going on about?? Let me translate for you, as you seem to have read a different article. Intelligent, gifted woman who has a bright future ahead of her becomes infatuated with criminal. She then allows this to colour her previous good judgement to cover up his horrible crime. A woman has allowed herself to be used and manipulated by a man and has thrown away any prospects of a wonderful career or future. She put infatuation before the life of a man and those who use drugs. Some of the responsibility lies with those on the volunteer programme with supervision and mentoring and why didn't anyone pick up that she had become involved with these people? that is a question that also needs answering.... Personally I doubt that any increase in sentence could punish her more than knowing what she's done to herself for the sake of some lowlife. She will carry this punishment throughout her life. That is far worse than any jail term whether it's increased or not. Redhaired22
  • Score: -7

9:26am Fri 23 May 14

normal1965 says...

give her life.dirty skank
give her life.dirty skank normal1965
  • Score: 9

9:43am Fri 23 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Redhaired22 wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
“If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. "
I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour.
Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets
What are you going on about?? Let me translate for you, as you seem to have read a different article.

Intelligent, gifted woman who has a bright future ahead of her becomes infatuated with criminal. She then allows this to colour her previous good judgement to cover up his horrible crime.
A woman has allowed herself to be used and manipulated by a man and has thrown away any prospects of a wonderful career or future.
She put infatuation before the life of a man and those who use drugs.
Some of the responsibility lies with those on the volunteer programme with supervision and mentoring and why didn't anyone pick up that she had become involved with these people? that is a question that also needs answering....

Personally I doubt that any increase in sentence could punish her more than knowing what she's done to herself for the sake of some lowlife. She will carry this punishment throughout her life. That is far worse than any jail term whether it's increased or not.
"Kenehan, 35, of Bow, east London, was a lecture/ researcher and a PhD student in criminology at the London Metropolitan University"
" Bright future ahead"?
Must have missed something then. Perpetual student at a third rate institution. Was it Roger McGough who said "He aimed low in life and missed'"
And if you don't know what Yardies call their female companions I fear I cannot tell you, for it would upset the shy type who reads my emanations (Bless you Aunt Myrtle)
[quote][p][bold]Redhaired22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: “If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. " I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour. Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets[/p][/quote]What are you going on about?? Let me translate for you, as you seem to have read a different article. Intelligent, gifted woman who has a bright future ahead of her becomes infatuated with criminal. She then allows this to colour her previous good judgement to cover up his horrible crime. A woman has allowed herself to be used and manipulated by a man and has thrown away any prospects of a wonderful career or future. She put infatuation before the life of a man and those who use drugs. Some of the responsibility lies with those on the volunteer programme with supervision and mentoring and why didn't anyone pick up that she had become involved with these people? that is a question that also needs answering.... Personally I doubt that any increase in sentence could punish her more than knowing what she's done to herself for the sake of some lowlife. She will carry this punishment throughout her life. That is far worse than any jail term whether it's increased or not.[/p][/quote]"Kenehan, 35, of Bow, east London, was a lecture/ researcher and a PhD student in criminology at the London Metropolitan University" " Bright future ahead"? Must have missed something then. Perpetual student at a third rate institution. Was it Roger McGough who said "He aimed low in life and missed'" And if you don't know what Yardies call their female companions I fear I cannot tell you, for it would upset the shy type who reads my emanations (Bless you Aunt Myrtle) Dai Rear
  • Score: 5

10:24am Fri 23 May 14

Bobs Your Uncle ? says...

life sentence ,no parole please.
life sentence ,no parole please. Bobs Your Uncle ?
  • Score: 5

10:27am Fri 23 May 14

Bobs Your Uncle ? says...

Dai Rear wrote:
“If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. "
I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour.
Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets
everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: “If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. " I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour. Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets[/p][/quote]everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol Bobs Your Uncle ?
  • Score: 4

10:44am Fri 23 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Bobs Your Uncle ? wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
“If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. "
I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour.
Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets
everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol
As a matter of fact I made a visual judgment as well but there are a lot of nationals of the Irish Republic in our prisons-very expensive and really shouldn't be happening.
[quote][p][bold]Bobs Your Uncle ?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: “If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. " I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour. Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets[/p][/quote]everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol[/p][/quote]As a matter of fact I made a visual judgment as well but there are a lot of nationals of the Irish Republic in our prisons-very expensive and really shouldn't be happening. Dai Rear
  • Score: 3

11:24am Fri 23 May 14

Bobs Your Uncle ? says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Bobs Your Uncle ? wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
“If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. "
I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour.
Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets
everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol
As a matter of fact I made a visual judgment as well but there are a lot of nationals of the Irish Republic in our prisons-very expensive and really shouldn't be happening.
ha ha i believe you have a anti irish agenda , sad really .
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobs Your Uncle ?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: “If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. " I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour. Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets[/p][/quote]everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol[/p][/quote]As a matter of fact I made a visual judgment as well but there are a lot of nationals of the Irish Republic in our prisons-very expensive and really shouldn't be happening.[/p][/quote]ha ha i believe you have a anti irish agenda , sad really . Bobs Your Uncle ?
  • Score: 4

11:38am Fri 23 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Bobs Your Uncle ? wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
Bobs Your Uncle ? wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
“If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. "
I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour.
Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets
everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol
As a matter of fact I made a visual judgment as well but there are a lot of nationals of the Irish Republic in our prisons-very expensive and really shouldn't be happening.
ha ha i believe you have a anti irish agenda , sad really .
No, I don't. It's far too complicated for that. Coming from an Irish Anglican background (no, not "protestant" which seems to be used as a synonym for Ulster Presbyterians these days) you will appreciate that my take on the 1922 Treaty may not accord with many. However we can surely both agree that the number of foreigners (and the Republic chose to be foreign) in our gaols,of whom we seem not to be able to rid ourselves , is a scandal.
[quote][p][bold]Bobs Your Uncle ?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobs Your Uncle ?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: “If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. " I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour. Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets[/p][/quote]everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol[/p][/quote]As a matter of fact I made a visual judgment as well but there are a lot of nationals of the Irish Republic in our prisons-very expensive and really shouldn't be happening.[/p][/quote]ha ha i believe you have a anti irish agenda , sad really .[/p][/quote]No, I don't. It's far too complicated for that. Coming from an Irish Anglican background (no, not "protestant" which seems to be used as a synonym for Ulster Presbyterians these days) you will appreciate that my take on the 1922 Treaty may not accord with many. However we can surely both agree that the number of foreigners (and the Republic chose to be foreign) in our gaols,of whom we seem not to be able to rid ourselves , is a scandal. Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

12:05pm Fri 23 May 14

Bobs Your Uncle ? says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Bobs Your Uncle ? wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
Bobs Your Uncle ? wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
“If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. "
I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour.
Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets
everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol
As a matter of fact I made a visual judgment as well but there are a lot of nationals of the Irish Republic in our prisons-very expensive and really shouldn't be happening.
ha ha i believe you have a anti irish agenda , sad really .
No, I don't. It's far too complicated for that. Coming from an Irish Anglican background (no, not "protestant" which seems to be used as a synonym for Ulster Presbyterians these days) you will appreciate that my take on the 1922 Treaty may not accord with many. However we can surely both agree that the number of foreigners (and the Republic chose to be foreign) in our gaols,of whom we seem not to be able to rid ourselves , is a scandal.
the irish voted for full independence in 1918 just to enlighten you ,this was never ratified if you know your history .
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobs Your Uncle ?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobs Your Uncle ?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: “If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. " I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour. Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets[/p][/quote]everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol[/p][/quote]As a matter of fact I made a visual judgment as well but there are a lot of nationals of the Irish Republic in our prisons-very expensive and really shouldn't be happening.[/p][/quote]ha ha i believe you have a anti irish agenda , sad really .[/p][/quote]No, I don't. It's far too complicated for that. Coming from an Irish Anglican background (no, not "protestant" which seems to be used as a synonym for Ulster Presbyterians these days) you will appreciate that my take on the 1922 Treaty may not accord with many. However we can surely both agree that the number of foreigners (and the Republic chose to be foreign) in our gaols,of whom we seem not to be able to rid ourselves , is a scandal.[/p][/quote]the irish voted for full independence in 1918 just to enlighten you ,this was never ratified if you know your history . Bobs Your Uncle ?
  • Score: -2

12:10pm Fri 23 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Bobs Your Uncle ? wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
Bobs Your Uncle ? wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
Bobs Your Uncle ? wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
“If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. "
I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour.
Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets
everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol
As a matter of fact I made a visual judgment as well but there are a lot of nationals of the Irish Republic in our prisons-very expensive and really shouldn't be happening.
ha ha i believe you have a anti irish agenda , sad really .
No, I don't. It's far too complicated for that. Coming from an Irish Anglican background (no, not "protestant" which seems to be used as a synonym for Ulster Presbyterians these days) you will appreciate that my take on the 1922 Treaty may not accord with many. However we can surely both agree that the number of foreigners (and the Republic chose to be foreign) in our gaols,of whom we seem not to be able to rid ourselves , is a scandal.
the irish voted for full independence in 1918 just to enlighten you ,this was never ratified if you know your history .
A treaty is ratified. A vote is . I suppose, executed. Had the nationalists succeeded in 1916 of course they might have found themselves part of Austria-Hungary or Greater Germany in 1918.
[quote][p][bold]Bobs Your Uncle ?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobs Your Uncle ?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobs Your Uncle ?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: “If one was looking for stereotypes, you would be described as a gangster’s moll, but I think that would be too facile a description for you. " I think the gentleman concerned would describe her in one of two terms depending on whether or not she'd had children by him. Both commence with "B" and are definitely NOT "moll" Yer Honour. Didn't read the case though. Did she run the Patty Hearst defence? The name suggests she's a national of the Irish Republic. If so it would be nice if she could be sent home permanently to complete whatever sentence she gets[/p][/quote]everyone with a irish sounding surname is born in the irish republic ? lol[/p][/quote]As a matter of fact I made a visual judgment as well but there are a lot of nationals of the Irish Republic in our prisons-very expensive and really shouldn't be happening.[/p][/quote]ha ha i believe you have a anti irish agenda , sad really .[/p][/quote]No, I don't. It's far too complicated for that. Coming from an Irish Anglican background (no, not "protestant" which seems to be used as a synonym for Ulster Presbyterians these days) you will appreciate that my take on the 1922 Treaty may not accord with many. However we can surely both agree that the number of foreigners (and the Republic chose to be foreign) in our gaols,of whom we seem not to be able to rid ourselves , is a scandal.[/p][/quote]the irish voted for full independence in 1918 just to enlighten you ,this was never ratified if you know your history .[/p][/quote]A treaty is ratified. A vote is . I suppose, executed. Had the nationalists succeeded in 1916 of course they might have found themselves part of Austria-Hungary or Greater Germany in 1918. Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Fri 23 May 14

normal1965 says...

she just got 2 more years on top to do.lol
she just got 2 more years on top to do.lol normal1965
  • Score: 4

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