Longer sentence for lecturer Rachel Kenehan who helped three killers of Jahmel Jones

Rachel Kenehan

Rachel Kenehan

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A UNIVERSITY lecturer who tried to help three killers evade justice after they shot dead a Southampton dad has had her jail sentence increased by two years.

The Court of Appeal ruled today that Rachel Kenehan's jail term of three-and-a-half-years for helping Jahmel Jones' killers was too short and have increased her sentence to five-and-a-half-years.

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, 35-year-old 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.

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

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 the case was heard by three High Court judges, headed by Lady Justice Rafferty, who decided the sentence given to Kenehan at Winchester Crown Court for conspiring to supply Class A, assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice was too short.

John Montague, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wessex, said the new sentence reflects the seriousness of the offence.

He added: “We welcome the decision of the Court of Appeal to increase the sentence of Rachel Kenehan who assisted very dangerous offenders currently serving life imprisonment for the murder of Jahmel Jones.”

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4:30pm Fri 23 May 14

bigfella777 says...

Stupid woman
Stupid woman bigfella777
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7:33pm Fri 23 May 14

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says...

she should of got at least 15 yrs and she deserves every thing she gets the low life scum
she should of got at least 15 yrs and she deserves every thing she gets the low life scum RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE
  • Score: 1

10:25pm Fri 23 May 14

Tweacle Tart says...

Hahahaha! Serves her right. Stupid "gangsta" moll.
Hahahaha! Serves her right. Stupid "gangsta" moll. Tweacle Tart
  • Score: 1

11:52pm Fri 23 May 14

sass says...

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE wrote:
she should of got at least 15 yrs and she deserves every thing she gets the low life scum
"She should HAVE got"....in mho a medal, for helping eliminate a drug dealer.
[quote][p][bold]RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE[/bold] wrote: she should of got at least 15 yrs and she deserves every thing she gets the low life scum[/p][/quote]"She should HAVE got"....in mho a medal, for helping eliminate a drug dealer. sass
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4:24pm Sun 25 May 14

AndYourPointIs says...

sass wrote:
RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE wrote:
she should of got at least 15 yrs and she deserves every thing she gets the low life scum"She should HAVE gotby assisting rival drug dealers ?
[quote][p][bold]sass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE[/bold] wrote: she should of got at least 15 yrs and she deserves every thing she gets the low life scum[/p][/quote]"She should HAVE gotby assisting rival drug dealers ? AndYourPointIs
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4:28pm Sun 25 May 14

AndYourPointIs says...

for helping eliminate a drug dealer? She did nothing but assist rival drug dealers ... now had she shot all 4 herself your statement may stand ... but 3 remain!
for helping eliminate a drug dealer? She did nothing but assist rival drug dealers ... now had she shot all 4 herself your statement may stand ... but 3 remain! AndYourPointIs
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