Witnesses heard her screaming and pleading for her life just minutes before she was killed.
A Long Island woman and her reggae-musician lover were shot dead in the parking lot of a Bronx motel early yesterday, cops and witnesses said.
According to The New York Post:
Blood-curdling screams woke guests at the Holiday Motel at 3 a.m. as Tracy Bennett, 38, pleaded for her life after the killer shot Wayne Hamilton who was fleeing from their car.
“Please, no!” the Elmont, LI, woman cried, witnesses said.
The shooter then chased down Bennett and killed her.
“I heard her plead for her life and then heard gunshots,” said guest Keshia Barrett, 36.
Cops are searching for Bennett’s 42-year-old ex, Joseph Kernizan, police sources said. She had obtained a restraining order against the man, who was not identified.
Augustine Mawugbe, 45, heard 10 shots. “I came to the window after I heard the shots,” he said.
He said he saw a tall man in a brown shirt — with a pistol in his right hand — jump into a car bearing New York plates.
“He drove [away] fast,” Mawugbe said.
The married Hamilton, 50, had flown to La Guardia that night from Milwaukee, where he lived and performed under the name “Captain Barkey.’’
He went straight to Bronx nightclub Memories, where he joined up with Bennett.
Bennett drove him to the motel, friends said.
Hamilton’s friend and fellow musician Natchelous Denus, said the couple had been dating for about two years.
Sad what love can make some people do…
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