Sunday, June 17, 2018

Kendrick Killer convicted

Loren Shell Blackwell screamed at prosecutors as Judge Weill pronounced her guilty of capital murder in the death of 81 year-old Lee Kendrick.   WAPT posted exclusive video of the scene on its website.

The victim owned a small fencing company in Pearl.  Blackwell is an admitted prostitute.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted Blackwell and Walter Lee Young for Kendrick's murder. 

* Mr. Kendrick went to a bank in Pearl on the afternoon of August 31, 2015.  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 hooker 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.  The victim's car was later recovered in Jefferson County. 

Blackwell will be sentenced Wednesday.   Young is scheduled to go to trial on July 23.   He voluntarily testified against Blackwell without cutting any deals with the prosecution. 

The Blackwell case was a sordid affair as Blackwell managed to get out of jail by getting pregnant twice.  Her attorney, Chris Routh, was thrown in jail after he lied to the Court, disobeyed the Judge, and was found in contempt of court.  


Anonymous said...

Please note this Kendrick guy wasn’t the owner of A-1 Kendrick Fence Company. That is owned by another family.

Anonymous said...

I’m sorry, it sounds from the description like she got pregnant in jail. Twice. Please say that’s not how it happened. Please.

Anonymous said...

Once a whore always a whore. Now a murdering whore. Hope she gets what she deserves.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit.

Anonymous said...

She's the definition of white trash!!! I'm sure you will cause me of being some NE Jackson society groupie judging her.

Anonymous said...

"A compromising position"? Puleeze. How does one compromise a dead man?

Anonymous said...

7:10 - Please. What difference do it make where a HO gets pregnant?

Anonymous said...

This entire saga is horrible. Capital murderer let out of jail when first arrested for $100.00 (10% of $1,000.00 bond). Now, the prosecutors are NOT seeking the death penalty. Blackwell and Young probably won't get life without parole either. Proof you can get away with murder. And why was Cedarstone Apartments allowed by law enforcement to let a VACANT apartment be used for prostitution activity?

I miss Lee Vance on the news. He was very upset that Blackwell was released for $100.00!!!

Anonymous said...

Just think how all of this would have unfolded if Judge Weill had not been on the bench to stare down this animal and her incompetent lawyer.

Anonymous said...

she can join the 90 percent of inmates that say “i didn’t do it”

Anonymous said...

to 6;45......the prosecutors in hinds county dont seek a death penalty for capitol murder simply because a hinds county jury will not return one. the only death penalty one can get has to be out in the 2nd judicial district of hinds county which is basically the southwest part of the county.

Anonymous said...

New here 8:22 PM? Routh's history has already been extensively covered at JJ.

Kingfish said...

All I will say is think of the way you would not want your body to be found if you were an old man. That would be this poor soul.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Kendrick was the owner of A1 Kendrick fence for over 40 years. He started it in 1966, but sold it when he retired. He started selling fences for other companies, but started a small business again before his untimely demise.

No matter the circumstances of his association with the convicted killer, he did not deserve to be killed.

Anonymous said...

"All I will say is think of the way you would not want your body to be found if you were an old man."

Can we have a guessing game? Raises the question, though...if he was a regular paying John of hers why would she pose his deceased body?

Anonymous said...

My thoughts exactly 7:26, 8:23 and 8:03. With additional comment of psychopath, self entitled drama queen who is now on taxpayers dime along with her two spawn.
What life will they have? Parents in jail. Probably being raised by the obvious failures that raised her.
In the world of rainbows, unicorns and fairy tales they are with a great family and a sealed adoption until age 25.

Anonymous said...

10:42, what life would the children have if she or father/fathers are with them?

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