Janoris Jenkins’ brother charged with aggravated manslaughter

AP

Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins‘ brother has gone from a person of interest in the investigation of the death of Roosevelt Rene to being charged with aggravated manslaughter.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Fair Lawn, New Jersey police department announced that William Jenkins has been charged with that crime a day after Rene’s body was found in the basement of Janoris Jenkins’ home in Fair Lawn. William Jenkins is currently in police custody in Ontario County, New York and the New Jersey authorities note that the investigation into all the details of the case are ongoing.

William Jenkins was picked up by police after they responded to a call about a man in “suspicious condition” early on Tuesday morning and arrested him when they found he had an outstanding warrant.

Janoris Jenkins is in Florida and has not made any public comments about Rene’s death or his brother’s involvement in the investigation to this point.

62 responses to “Janoris Jenkins’ brother charged with aggravated manslaughter

  1. I would think he confided in someone. But didn’t tell the location of the body. He then hit the road. Confidant alerted the authorities. Authorities tracked him down out of town and arrested him on suspicion and / or bail violation as a way to secure the suspect. He was then interrogated for a period of time and gave up knowledge of the situation. That is how an arrest could happen prior to evidence (body) being found. Just my best guess given the timeline.

  2. Wow. Im stunned. According to most posters here when the story first broke, Janoris Jenkins was the killer.

  3. Also, like I pointed out on a previous post a few times, the reason this guy was locked up prior to a body being found HAD to be concerning something unrelated. Who knew? (people with brains)

  4. Jenkins isn’t out of the clear yet. Especially when I’m sure they’ll review cell phone records to see who his brother reacted prior and after the murder

  5. unbiasedminds says:
    June 27, 2018 at 5:02 pm
    How lazy must you be to just leave the body?
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    Most people aren’t professional hit men. The guy likely just panicked and ran. Most people do panic after traumatic event. The fact that they’re starting off with a charge of aggravated manslaughter and not murder implies this wasn’t some planned out killing. Also the fact that he didn’t really attempt to hide the body kind of lends credence to whatever statement or evidence that was collected that lead officials to charge him with aggravated manslaughter instead of murder.

  6. a man in “suspicious condition”

    Clearly it wasn’t his fault, he was in a state of temporary insanity or drug (another not his fault). #FREEJENKINS

  7. unbiasedminds says:
    June 27, 2018 at 5:02 pm
    How lazy must you be to just leave the body?
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    Aaron Hernandez tried to hide the body and we saw how well that worked out for him. Even those who think they are covering their tracks well make mistakes.

  8. “Aggravated Manslaughter?”

    You would think in order to murder someone you would automatically be “aggravated.”

    And we wonder why our country is jacked up. Call it “murder.”

  9. Janoris still is partly at fault for not laying out clear ground rules for his brother to crash at the house: … “number four, ALWAYS make sure the garage door is closed at night; number five, if you drink or eat ALL of something, go to the store and buy a replacement; and number six, no murders INSIDE the house.”

  10. arwiv says:
    June 27, 2018 at 5:11 pm
    Wow. Im stunned. According to most posters here when the story first broke, Janoris Jenkins was the killer.
    ————–
    Nope.
    Most posters were open minded that Janoris could have done it.
    And he may still be involved.
    Not a peep out of his lawyer.

  11. joemammy says:
    June 27, 2018 at 5:43 pm
    Ok…it’s not Janoris.

    Can we get back to football, now?
    ———————
    When was the last time the NFL was about football?
    The last 20 years it’s been about criminals and politics.

  12. What are the chanced that Goodell will want to suspend Janoris for simply being related to someone accused of murder?

  13. “Most posters were open minded that Janoris could have done it”.

    It was widely reported with the initial story that Janoris was a 1,000 miles away when the incident occurred. How can thinking that “he could have done it” constitute being open minded?

  14. Funny how since the beginning Jenkins hasn’t released a statement… Someone murdered in your house and you aren’t like WTF? What’s going on? Leads me to believe he knew something or was maybe involved in some way…. And was told to keep quiet by his attorney.

  15. matth3w420 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 5:16 pm
    Jenkins isn’t out of the clear yet. Especially when I’m sure they’ll review cell phone records to see who his brother reacted prior and after the murder

    —————
    Jenkins lawyer was smart to tell him to just stay away and silent.

    No matter how this shakes out its a hard deal for Janoris. I know if my brother killed someone I would want him to answer but I would still be tore up over it. (And yes I know worse for the victim and family, hope I just saved folks some typing)

  16. What I learned from lawyer shows: Murder 1 is when you plan the murder. Murder 2 is when iyou did not plan it, it was passion of the moment. Murder 3 or man slaughter is when you did not intend to kill. Aggravated man slaughter is when your deliberate actions caused a death.

  17. Janoris is “partly” responsible because his brother killed someone? Man, some of you guys are simply idiots.

    So, if I lend my car to my brother, and he gets drunk and proceeds to kill people in a crash, I should be at fault? Dear Lord.

  18. djstat says:
    June 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    Some serious ignorant comments here. People assuming Jackrabbit is still involved.
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    That’s not too far fetched in my opinion. It’s only been a day. It’s still his brother and in his house. He will definitely be questioned. I don’t mean to imply that he had anything to do with it. I just think it’s a bit early to rule him out of anything.

  19. Roosevelt Rene was identified as the 25-year-old hip-hop music producer known as Trypps Beatz whose body was found in the home of New York Giants star Janoris Jenkins.
    He was described as a family friend of the home’s residents, and a neighbor told the Hackensack Daily Voice that Rene claimed to be Jenkins’ brother. It appears from social media that Rene AKA Trypps Beatz and Jenkins were acquainted at least in part because of Jenkins’ own hip-hop aspirations; Janoris Jenkins goes by the name “Rabbit” in the music world when he’s off the football field. Janoris Jenkins’ actual brother, William Hawthorne Jenkins Jr., is now accused in the death, according to prosecutors in New York.

  20. Well, I’m just going to pop some popcorn and watch this Soap Opera play out.
    There had to be one of 3 things causing this.
    Drugs,
    Money,
    OR
    A Woman, it always is.

  21. cardinealsfan20 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 6:59 pm
    “Most posters were open minded that Janoris could have done it”.

    It was widely reported with the initial story that Janoris was a 1,000 miles away when the incident occurred. How can thinking that “he could have done it” constitute being open minded?

    ————

    You don’t have to be the one to actually kill someone to be involved or guilty of. But people were all saying too that his brother couldnt have done it bc he was in Upstate NY. THEN some people refused to understand that we were saying he could have-either could have bc there was no time of death given. They somehow thought it meant it had to be another charge bc the body wasn’t discovered yet…honestly it could have been. But they wanted to pick him up first before they let the need out. Also it was then confusing people that he couldn’t have done it bc he wasn’t there when the murder happened. That was also wrong. It was when the body only was discovered that he wasn’t there. Either way they moved very fast so they knew to arrests him while investigating

  22. cardinealsfan20 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 6:59 pm
    “Most posters were open minded that Janoris could have done it”.

    It was widely reported with the initial story that Janoris was a 1,000 miles away when the incident occurred. How can thinking that “he could have done it” constitute being open minded?
    ———————-
    Good point. But just because someone is “1000 miles” doesn’t mean they are innocent.
    I guess I should have stated he could have been involved.
    I still say he knows more than the ” I’m completely innocent ” line that you are assuming.

  23. kingthielenscourt says:
    June 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm
    Well, I’m just going to pop some popcorn and watch this Soap Opera play out.
    There had to be one of 3 things causing this.
    Drugs,
    Money,
    OR
    A Woman, it always is.
    ———————————
    Don’t forget the butter.
    Although those 3 things might be traditional excuses, people are killing each other for dumber things than that nowadays. Just look at Raiders fans and others still whining about the tuck rule 16 years after that game was played. 16 years. No one whinier or dumber than a sports fan.

  24. Wow. Im stunned. According to most posters here when the story first broke, Janoris Jenkins was the killer.
    ********************************************************************
    A lot of posters here support Trump so take what they say with a big grain of salt.

  25. So if you buy a house that someone was murdered in by an NFL player does it increase the price or decrease the price ?

  26. cardinealsfan20 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 6:59 pm
    “Most posters were open minded that Janoris could have done it”.

    It was widely reported with the initial story that Janoris was a 1,000 miles away when the incident occurred. How can thinking that “he could have done it” constitute being open minded?

    You can get from FLA to NY is a couple of hours so yes, it’s entirely possible he could have done it. When you say it’s not possible is when you prove you have a closed mind.

  27. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    June 27, 2018 at 5:32 pm
    You can’t divorce your family.
    ______________________________
    No, But you can sure as heck keep your distance… Just like Janoris did.

  28. So Janoris just so happened to go to Florida while a murder occurred in his own home? There’s more to this story than we know, but looks like his own brother is the fall guy. How absolutely pathetic.

  29. ‘You can get from FLA to NY in couple of hours so yes, it’s possible [Janoris] could have done it”.

    Irrelevant when multiple people saw Janoris in FLA throughout the relevant time period. Also, it may be two hours flying time, but you’re failing to factor in the airport wait time, along with the travel time from the NY airport to Janoris’s home.

    Those facts are beyond the ludicrous thought of a nefarious scheme that Janoris planned to fly to NY, murder this man, return to FLA, and have his brother take the fall, all with perfect timing and precision.

  30. I wish I had time to care about this. Four people were murdered in my city the last two days. But since they are not football related, nobody cares. Carry on fanboys. Let the NFL and their relatives and friends consume your lives.

  31. cardinealsfan20 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 6:59 pm
    “Most posters were open minded that Janoris could have done it”.

    It was widely reported with the initial story that Janoris was a 1,000 miles away when the incident occurred. How can thinking that “he could have done it” constitute being open minded?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    No it wasn’t. It was widely reported he was in Florida when the body was found. They still have not said when the incident occurred. By your logic the brother couldn’t have done it either because he was in custody in upstate NY when the body was found. It was later reported that JJ was in Florida since mini-camp ended but that has not been actually verified as far as I have seen. Yes, it is likely he was in Florida during the incident but it has not been released as verified by law enforcement.

  32. cardinealsfan20 says:

    June 28, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    ‘You can get from FLA to NY in couple of hours so yes, it’s possible [Janoris] could have done it”.

    Irrelevant when multiple people saw Janoris in FLA throughout the relevant time period. Also, it may be two hours flying time, but you’re failing to factor in the airport wait time, along with the travel time from the NY airport to Janoris’s home.

    Those facts are beyond the ludicrous thought of a nefarious scheme that Janoris planned to fly to NY, murder this man, return to FLA, and have his brother take the fall, all with perfect timing and precision.

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    WHERE DID YOU GET ANY OF THIS INFORMATION FROM?? ANY OF IT? There is no time of death reported. And again, being involved and actually doing so are two different things. I think most who plan a murder do so with timing and precision to get off. So let’s even say 6 hours away…is it impossible to do so then bc it is a whopping 6 hrs away?? People have driven across the country with diapers on to kill people! This world is full of crazy! Who saw him during the time he was murdered anyway? When was he murdered for that to have been confirmed? I don’t think he had anything to do with it, but then you are bashing people who may have thought so for making up a scenario where he did it and yet you just made up your entire post.

  33. Has Goodell started an NFL investigation yet?

    Hey Roger, I’m still waiting on the PSI data you took.

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