Keana Barnes, a woman who befriended and murdered P.J. Perry Jennings and James Shepherd, in New Orleans, Louisiana, seventeen years ago, airs on TV One’s Fatal Attraction in the episode, “The Helping Hand.” On the crime TV show, investigators and experts retrace how the murders were carried out. James Robert Shepherd was stabbed to death in his Irish Bayou, home in 2003. In 2004, Keana Barnes left P.J. Jennings wrapped in bloody bed covers with a gunshot wound to the head in his Algiers home. He was found by his mother.
Keana Barnes was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing James Robert Shepherd and Perry Jennings (P.J. Jennings Jr.). However, in 2013, Keana Barnes escaped and absconded to Mexico, where police said she had contacts. After making the U.S. Marshals’ most wanted list, she was captured in Los Angeles, California, and extradited to Louisiana.
Fatal Attraction: “The Helping Hand” Synopsis/Plot on TV One
P.J. Jennings, Jr., a former U.S. soldier, was the kind of man who helped anyone who needed it. But detectives believe that helpful spirit could have led to his murder after he’s discovered dead in his apartment. A strange piece of paper found in P.J.’s pocket forces investigators to consider that a female friend could have had a hand in his slaying.
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