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Slaying suspect extradited from Louisiana to Pinellas


Published:   |   Updated: May 10, 2013 at 07:49 AM

A man accused of killing his former girlfriend and a romantic rival was extradited from Louisiana to Pinellas County on Thursday.

A state judge in Jefferson Parish, La., this week ordered that Jamaal Devonte Jenkins, 25, be extradited to Pinellas, where a grand jury indicted him in March on two counts of first-degree murder, according to the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

Jenkins was booked Thursday afternoon at the Pinellas County Jail, where he is being held without bail, according to the jail website.

Jenkins faces charges in the January deaths of 24-year-old Destynee Burkes, of Gulfport, and 31-year-old Tieyannie Hollis, of St. Petersburg. Burkes was found dead in a Lealman hotel room. Hollis was shot to death a week later at an apartment complex.

He was captured by U.S Marshals in Metairie, La., a New Orleans suburb, in February after a high-profile manhunt.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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