Testimony Continues in Hate Crime Trial
Defense attorneys also pointed out Pennington had a relationship with Anthony Jenkins’ older brother.
After Pennington’s testimony finished on Thursday, Alexis Jenkins testified. She is married Anthony Jenkins.
During her testimony, she said she had found alleged love letters between Pennington and Anthony Jenkins’ brother and told her husband. She claims Anthony thought it was “sick” his brother was possibly romantically involved with Pennington.
Crying on the stand, Alexis Jenkins said the night of the attack, they planned to kill Pennington in Kingdom Come State Park and dump his body.
She said when Pennington escaped, the four made up a plan to say the attack was over drugs. She said they started telling people “Kevin ripped them off” and the four agreed to all tell the same story to authorities. Alexis Jenkins said when the four were arrested, Jason Jenkins told them to keep their story straight.