Thursday, September 10, 2015

Update on Kendrick case.

Many people are interested in the murder of Lee Kendrick last week.  Here is what we know about the case.  Some of this information comes from news reports while other information comes from law enforcement sources.


* Mr. Kendrick went to a bank in Pearl on the afternoon of August 31.  Bank video recorded him visiting a teller window.

*The victim visited Romantic Adventures in Pearl before his murder.  JJ has not learned whether Loren Shell was at Romantic Adventures with Mr. Kendrick. 

*Law enforcement sources informed JJ that Shell was a um, "lady of the evening" and had been known by the victim for quite some time as he was a regular customer.

*The victim's body was found at Cedarstone Apartments in a vacant unit on September 2.  The cause of death was a gunshot wound.  Law enforcement sources said his body was in a compromising  position  and it was clear that the  unit was used for prostitution even though it was vacant.  His family had issued a bulletin looking for him as he had disappeared.

*Shell was seen in a convenience store video in Mr. Kendrick's car after his murder.  She left that car and got into another one at the gas station.  News reports state the victim's car was later recovered in Jefferson County. 

*Police arrest Loren Shell, age 24.  She is currently held without bond on a charge of capital murder.

*Police later arrest Walter Lee Young, 21.  He is held without bond on charge of capital murder.

*Police questioned last night Shaddarine Shelton in connection with the murder.  Shelton was convicted in 2012 of three counts of house burglary (unoccupied dwelling) and sentence to seven years in jail for each count.  Three years of each counts were suspended.  MDOC released him from prison and placed him on probation in March 2015.  JPD released him.


Anonymous said...

I would hate it if my papaw died with a lady of the evening. How sad. Wonder if he was on Ashley Madison too. Those little blue pills are candy from the devil.

Anonymous said...

The death penalty best not be taken off the table. Those involved deserve to die.

Anonymous said...

The death penalty best not be taken off the table. Those involved deserve to die.

Anonymous said...

You'd prefer him to be slumped over a wheelchair... drooling on the potted plant?

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, your articles are very helpful and informative but I think this touched a little too deep and has affected and tarnished this mans image with his family. Lord only knows what his grandchildren are thinking of their grandfather and this should have been kept private and not published. You have hurt some innocent people

Anonymous said...

Sad. How painful for the family.

Anonymous said...

Tend your own sacred cow herd 6:03 PM. Grandfather was human and living to be discrete unless you are indicating that his grandchildren, and yourself, are fiercely unforgiving.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 6 03.A time & place for

It Is What It Is... said...

Facts are facts. We don't get to decide which ones are exposed to public scrutiny or which ones we might like to keep secret.

Kingfish did not 'hurt some innocent people'. When it goes to trial, who will you then blame for the testimony or police report becoming public knowledge?

If the old dude was porkin' a hooker, It's everybody's fault but HIS, right?

Anonymous said...

Every little detail will come out at the preliminary hearing in this case, and every TV station in Jackson will be there to report it. It's better if the family is prepared for what's going to be said.

Kingfish said...

One news truck was at RA earlier this week. Apparently a good bit of this info came out in open court this week. A spike in comments disclosing some of this info started yesterday and today. I found out most of this last week. I notified someone who knew the family fairly well last week because its going to come out- it always does when it is a homicide. It started crumbling when they named Shell as a suspect.

pittpanther said...

Wait a minute. Y'all didn't think she was a hooker until KF told you today? I assumed that from the beginning.

Anonymous said...

Of all the ways to be taken for the prevention of that great plague of mankind, Sin, there is none so rational and efficacious as to confute and baffle those motives by which men are induced to embrace it; and among all such motives, the heart of man seems to be chiefly overpowered and prevailed upon by two, viz. secrecy in committing sin, and impunity with respect to its consequences.

"... Be sure your sin will find you out."

Anonymous said...

Like it or not, you can't trust what that hooker says about him being a "regular" customer. They'll say anything as their collective a$$'s are on the line. It's not anyone's place to judge what shops the victim visited or what he did with his time. He was murdered and those arrested deserve the needle. Cedarstone sounds like a great place to raise and train little thugs. Residents knew this activity was going on and they chose to ignore it. They are no better than the prostitutes and pimps that do business there.

Anonymous said...

I feel for Mr Kendrick and his family. But no matter if your'e 18 or 81you need to realize that when you do business with these types you are always at risk ...for any number of things. Kingfish didn't embrarass Mr Kendrick, Mr Kendrick embarrassed himself.

Anonymous said...

Men need to think with their big head, not their little head. Regardless if you are 18 or 81

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on, holier than thou 8:17... Some people are grateful to be able to afford a 2 or 3 bedroom place on a school bus line. Some people have to live in apartments + its near a public bus line. It is management's fault that a vacant apartment was being used in this way, but it certainly is not the fault of the children who have to live there and many times not the parent's fault that the economy is bad and the outlook for black employment is worse. You would be a greater benefit to mankind if you said a prayer for these children instead of saying they are no better than criminals.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:51

Right on !

I hope my last breath is taken doing something I enjoy !!!

Screw the nursing home!

Mr. Phallus said...

No, of course PP, you are all-seeing and all-knowing. I would have gone over to your gig first to get the real scoop but you've never given us the URL.

Anonymous said...

What's the "disturbing material"??

Anonymous said...

"You'd prefer him to be slumped over a wheelchair... drooling on the potted plant?"
September 10, 2015 at 5:51 PM

I was thinking the same thing. As, apparently, you were, too, 9:06.

The Matriarch of our extended family is, right this moment, being kept alive, against her will, in a nursing home. She desperately wants to die. She can barely communicate - can no longer even move her hands. She is in constant, HORRIBLE pain, and completely aware of the horror of her existence.

She's lived a completely virtuous existence, and has been a model of generosity, seemliness, and prudence. And her reward? Years of unspeakable agony are her reward.

Being shot by a hooker seems infinitely preferable to being slowly and PAINFULLY eaten-alive by bed sores.

Anonymous said...

9:00... who said it was wrong to live in an apartment or for that matter a trailer.. I didnt.
"It is management's fault that a vacant apartment was being used in this way"...What's the excuse for not filing a police report, calling the the management company, or telling the City Council. "It's certainly not the fault of the children who have to live there" were never blamed...the parents were and their attitudes. "the economy is bad and the outlook for black employment is worse."....Gimme a break! Those Mom's have just as much chance to get a steady job if they choose to dress conservatively, take off the body piercings, cover the tatoos and speak clearly, without using eubonics AND show up everyday on time.
"You would be a greater benefit to mankind if you said a prayer for these children"....the kids do need prayers. How come their Mothers choose to live with a boyfriend instead of saying, "you want me, marry me and together let's get out of this place." Those children know nothing about a stable 2 parent life. All they see is single moms, aunties and cousins having babies and nobody tells them it's wrong. If you're single, have one child and have to live on a HUD voucher, SNAP and Medicaid, why in the hell do they insist on having more children. Those mothers are just plain stupid and have no respect for themselves, so how do you expect their kids to grow up differently. The adults have to change.

Anonymous said...

Wow @2:53 am. You do know white people do this, too? Having a baby out of wedlock used to be shameful enough, where if you did it once, you most certainly tried NOT to do it again.

Now, when a single woman, (black, white, whatever) gets pregnant, it's a big happy event, with baby showers and baby bellies all over instagram and twitter. No shame whatsoever for choosing to raise a child with odds against him/her from day one, and/or telling the world the child will be born out of wedlock.

Now, back to Mr. Kendrick, this whole story is just sad, but we may never know the entire story, nor are we entitled to.

Out of Touch said...

What is the Dream Room? A strip club or a bar?

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry about the older man's death and for his family, but now or later this all was going to come out. This information above is already on the street. I heard this a few days ago not from law enforcement, and honestly was not surprised once I knew the woman was a known prostitute.

noel said...

Uhh, 7:49 is this better? "Those black and white Mom's have just as much chance to get a steady job if they choose to dress conservatively, take off the body piercings, cover the tattoos and speak clearly, without using ebonics AND show up everyday on time."

Anonymous said...

7:49- YOU are the one bringing race into the issue. Not one word in my comments could be construed as being geared toward one race or the other. Now if I told you to pick your pants up off the ground or spoke of the intentional lack of diversity at 2 Jackson colleges...that could be considered "profiling." BTW: the prostitute is white, with tatoos.

Anonymous said...

Might be of interest as to which jurisdiction prosecutes them. Although seems that the killing occurred in Hinds, the conspiracy arguably began in Rankin. Do you forsee a battle between the two counties to get their pound of flesh from the culprits?

Jimmy Taylor said...

As a former assignment editor for a local TV station here in Jxn, we had an obligation to report what the facts were without judging and also trying to be sensitive to the needs of the family as well; it's tough at times. I will say that I am a P.I. now and you would be surprised as to what I see and have seen on a daily basis, you never know what someone is doing or will do because they have no idea they are being watched....

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