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REVEALED: Why Bettie Jenifer’s convicted husband filed for a divorce



NBC news identifies woman killed in Maryland shooting as Chris Attoh's wife, Betty

Uncovered new divorce details surrounding Chris Attoh’s late wife, Bettie Jenifer show that she and her first husband both cited infidelity as reasons for divorce.

Before Greenbelt’s first murder of the year, Bettie Jenifer was a married mother of two who was shot two days before Mother’s Day. She shared her 17-year-old twins, a daughter and a son, with Kedrick Jenifer. The couple married in 1999.

Kedrick was arrested in 2014 for drug charges. He pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine and was sentenced January 2016 to 20 years behind bars at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix in New Jersey.


About a year and nine months later, Bettie made Headlines for marrying Chris Attoh in October 2018 during a ceremony in Accra.

On April 9, 2019, six months after the Ghana wedding, her first spouse filed for divorce. In court documents obtained by ABC7 News, Kedrick Jenifer cited two grounds for divorce including his incarceration and claims Bettie was unfaithful.

“That the Defendant did commit adultery and the Plaintiff has neither forgiven nor condoned said conduct and there is no reasonable hope or expectation of a reconciliation between the parties,” it stated in the document.

Kedrick also requested property, joint custody of the children, legal fees and alimony.


Six days after that filing, Bettie Jenifer filed for divorce from her imprisoned husband on April 15. She alleges her husband was unfaithful too.

“That although the conduct of the Plaintiff toward the Defendant has always been kind, affectionate and above reproach, the Defendant nevertheless did, on numerous occasions, commit adultery,” the court document said.

She requested sole custody of the children and division of the assets.


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