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Arrest made in murder of woman who celebrated overcoming homelessness on Facebook [UPDATE]

Police have arrested a man for the shooting death of a Boynton Beach, Florida, woman who celebrated her financial success on Facebook hours before she was killed, as reported by PalmBeachPost.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) announced Saturday that Joevan Joseph, 19, was charged with the first-degree murder of Makeva Jenkins, 33. Jenkins was fatally shot two hours after posting about overcoming homelessness on Facebook.

“I didn’t do it,” Joseph said as PBSO deputies transported him to jail Saturday afternoon.

“I’m in awe of how far I’ve come,” Jenkins wrote. “Fast forward to now: We overcame being homeless in 2013/2014 to reaching my six figure mark in 2015 to now making multi six figures. No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business. I’m saying this to say, anyone can do it. It takes determination and consistency.”

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Jenkins was shot to death July 27 during a home invasion. Authorities said a masked man broke into her Plumbago Place home and shot Jenkins during an altercation. The suspect, now believed to Joseph, fled the scene in a car he allegedly stole from the residence. Jenkins’ husband, grandmother, and two young children were home at the time, according to reports.

Original Story: Woman shot to death hours after a Facebook post chronicled her journey from homeless to ‘six figure’ success

In addition to studying at Barry University and the University of South Florida (USF), the mother of three founded and operated a successful business. Her family told reporters that Jenkins would post personal information to her Facebook, including a photo of her bank account.

WPEC reports that Joseph is scheduled to appear in a West Palm Beach court on Sunday. Authorities have yet to disclose a motive for the July 27 slaying.

I'm in awe of how far I've come. This lady reached out to me about my business plans. We've been Facebook friends for…

Posted by Makeva Jenkins on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

[Featured Image: Facebook/Makeva Jenkins]