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Tyrone N. Butts
12-30-2004, 07:36 AM
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Family Asks For Justice In Clayton Murder Case (http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/114742/)

CLAYTON, N.C. -- For the first time, a family involved in a six-year-old murder is talking. They are trying to put a face behind the victim and get the ultimate punishment for the man accused of killing Richard Vestal Jr.

"The most important thing to us, I think, is just to know that he didn't die in vain, that justice does get served. That's all anyone would want," said Stella Cates, Vestal's sister.

Vestal was killed in 1998 after being shot inside his home. The family is upset that so far Johnston County is not pursuing the death penalty. The district attorney's office said there is not enough
evidence to make it a capital case so far.

Jonathan Jenkins was arrested in November for the crime. Jenkins' congregation is raising money for Jenkins' $750,000 bond.

"He didn't give my brother a chance to raise his children and give them a life or see his grandchildren grow up and give them a life," said Linda Vestal, Richard's sister.

The break in the case came when Clayton police matched up DNA found on a mask at the crime scene with Jenkin's DNA. He remains behind bars.

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Vestal was killed in 1998 after being shot inside his home. The family is upset that so far Johnston County is not pursuing the death penalty. The district attorney's office said there is not enough evidence to make it a capital case so far.
Wake up America and smell the negro before it's too late!

T.N.B.

voiceofreason
01-22-2016, 02:56 PM
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Convicted killer charged in 1999 Clayton homicide

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Clayton, N.C. — A Smithfield man who has already served time for murder has been charged in a 17-year-old homicide in Clayton, authorities said Friday.

Jonathan Lynn Jenkins, 43, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Elton Demond Whitfield and is being held without bond in the Johnston County jail.

Whitfield's body was found in a field near Lake Myra Road in Wake County in April 1999, a month after he went missing from his Clayton home. At the time, investigators said they believed he might have been strangled.

Whitfield and Jenkins knew each other, authorities said.

The case went cold for years, but new developments last summer led the Clayton Police Department to reopen the case.

On Tuesday, Johnston County deputies arrested Jenkins in connection with a prostitution and human trafficking ring, and Clayton investigators talked to him about Whitfield's death and then charged him, authorities said.