Who is Kendall Beasley? Ohio man, 28, kills blind date Shanika Bogan and tells her son, 10, 'mama's taking nap'
Kendall Beasley was arrested less than a month after being released from a six-year prison sentence for aggravated burglary and intimidating a victim
DAYTON, OHIO: Kendall Beasley, an Ohio ex-convict, was arrested on Thursday, May 6, on the charges of brutally killing Shanika Bogan, a mother-of-two, at her home. According to reports, the mother of the deceased, Tracie Berry, was the first to discover the body. She has revealed some shocking details about the man who killed her daughter.
The grieving mother gave a brief account of what unfolded on the unfortunate night of April 30, Friday. She told a publication that the suspect, Kendall Beasley, told the oldest son of Bogan, 'I'm going to give your mama a massage,'" She added, "I know he went in the bedroom and shut the door… and he came out told my grandson, 'She's taking a nap – get (yourself) some cereal to snack on and I'll be back'… and left."
Who is Kendall Beasley?
Kendall Beasley, the 28-year-old Ohio-based man reportedly has family in Richmond, Indiana. The ex-convict was arrested by US Marshal’s SOFAST Task Force and has been charged with murder and felony assault. Beasley arrest comes less than a month after being released from a six-year prison sentence for aggravated burglary and intimidating a victim
According to the Dayton Police Lt. Jason Hall, the death of Shanika Bogan was "an intentional killing." The police further suspected that Shanika and Beasley only came across each other "for a very short period of time." Hall revealed, "She was set up basically in kind of a blind date type of situation," and, "He was obviously pursuing a romantic relationship with her."
Bogan's mother added that she suspected something is wrong when Bogan didn't respond to any of her texts. Tracie Berry reached Uhrig Avenu where Bogan lived after her suspicions grew but only discovered the body of her daughter and called the police. Hall stated, "She was dead upon their arrival," Berry told WHIO-TV, "It's unbelievable that it really happened," and the brother of the deceased added, Bogan was a 'sweetheart,' "Like, literally the nicest person you will ever meet." The mourning mother also added, “She did everything for those boys,” she said, “It’s devastating. It really is.”
While the police didn't divulge the details of the murder, it is reported that both sons of 31-year-old Bogan, one 10 and another four, were present at the house at the time of the killing. The children haven't witnessed the murder, reports have stated. The police are yet to determine a motive and find out more about what really happened on the night of April 30. The last update from the Dayton Police Department says, "Kendall Beasley was arrested by U.S. Marshals Southern OH Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) & DPD Thurs. morning. He was taken into custody locally & without incident."
#UPDATE Kendall Beasley was arrested by U.S. Marshals Southern OH Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) & DPD Thurs. morning. He was taken into custody locally & without incident.— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) May 6, 2021
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