Following the murder of Wayne ‘Captain Barkey’ Hamilton and his female companion, Tracy Bennett outside a New York motel on Saturday, it was reported that the accused killer Joseph Kernizan, has committed suicide in Miami.
According to New York law enforcement officials Kernizan shot himself in the head as police tried to enter the apartment in an effort to arrest him.
With the help Federal Marshals and the Miami police the New York Police Department were able to track down Kernizan to a two-story, four-family house in Miami, where he was staying are fleeing from the hotel in BronxKernizan is the ex-boyfriend of Tracy Bennett who has two children together. According reports, Captain Barkey who is married has been dating Bennett for the last five years and was recently receiving death threats from Kernizan
Prior to Captain Barkey murder he was warned by long-time friend and musical partner, Wickerman to disassociate himself from Bennett considering the possible risks and ramifications.
Captain Barkey body will be flown to Jamaica in a few weeks and will be buried in Portmore, St. Catherine.
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