Rapper Chinx’s Widow, Janelli Caceres-Pickens, Finally Has Closure After Her Husband’s Murderers Are Captured
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After two and a half years, detectives have found the killers of rapper Chinx, who was fatally shot May 17th, 2015 in Queens, NY. The two men, 26-year-old Jamar Hill and 32-year-old Quincy Homere, were already incarcerated for unrelated offenses and appeared in Queens Criminal Court last Thursday (Dec. 14) for arraignment. Now that the killers have been captured, Chinx’s widow, Janelli Caceres-Pickens, says she has some closure.
“It’s a bit overwhelming,” she said after the court appearance. “It’s a bittersweet moment. I’ve been saying for the longest [that] I had faith in the detectives on the case. I knew they were working very hard. It’s been a long two-and-a-half years. Hopefully, [it’s] the beginning of the end of the last chapter of this situation. Hopefully it won’t be too long before it comes to an end. And we’re happy. We prayed everyday for this day.”
Caceres-Pickens said the hardest part about being in court that day was being in the same room as the two men responsible for her husband’s death.
“It was hard to sit there and see the person responsible for this. Not being able to say anything. Not to give any emotion. So many things you want to say. You want to act out, but you can’t. I just pray that it goes quickly and they get what they deserve.”
Homere’s motive for killing Chinx allegedly stemmed from a September 2009 fight they had while incarcerated together. Homere was already an eight month-to-five-year sentence for bank robbery. Hill was also serving time for bank robbery.
Both pleaded not guilty and their trial will start January 16th, 2018.