Thursday, September 25, 2014

Motorist Indicted on Murder Charges for Killing Cousin, Injuring Others

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Shenetta Moore
  • Shenetta Moore

A Memphis woman who drove her SUV into a crowd of people, killing her cousin and injuring others, has been indicted on first-degree murder charges.

On January 18th, outside a nightclub at 1818 Winchester, 29-year-old Shenetta Moore became upset after a woman made a comment about the dress she was wearing. In response, she threatened to run over the woman and the group she was with.

Around 2:30 a.m., Moore got into her 1997 Chevrolet Blazer and drove into the crowd. She struck four people, one of whom was her cousin, 30-year-old Tiffany Jenkins. Jenkins died from her injuries. The three other people struck were hospitalized in non-critical condition.

Moore fled the scene, but she was stopped a short distance away from the nightclub because her headlights were out, according to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office. She was detained for being intoxicated and later linked to the hit-and-run.

Moore has been indicted on first-degree murder charges and three counts of attempted first-degree murder. She’s also been charged with driving under the influence and driving while her license was suspended, revoked or canceled.

She is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $1.5 million bond.

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