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Informant in Za’Layia Jenkins murder receives $50K reward from Hupy

By: Ali Teske//June 29, 2022//

Informant in Za’Layia Jenkins murder receives $50K reward from Hupy

By: Ali Teske//June 29, 2022//

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In a news conference held Wednesday by Michael Hupy of Hupy and Abraham, Sterling Dunlap received $50,000 for information provided that led to the arrest and conviction of three men in the case of 9-year-old Za’Layia Jenkins’ murder.

Za’Layia Jenkins
(Photo courtesy of Hupy and Abraham.)

Jenkins was shot and killed in May 2016 when she was hit by a stray bullet while watching TV in a relative’s home. The gunfire took place outside of the home Jenkins was inside as two groups fired shots at each other. The girl died just before her 10th birthday.

Dunlap testified during two of the trials, while the third perpetrator took a plea agreement.

“What happened in May of 2016 was not acceptable in the community,” Dunlap said in statement. “Killing a 9-year-old girl while she sat in her own home … people must be held accountable for their actions, especially those who hurt innocent people. There is no justification for those types of actions anywhere in this world.”

Earlier this year, Hupy pledged a $30,000 reward donation for information related to the gun violence homicides of Jenny Her and Krystal Tucker.

“I am a community activist. I have taken it upon myself to offer rewards to help with the arrest and convictions of people involved in violent crimes,” said Hupy during the conference. “I do what I can to deter crime and bring closure to families like the Jenkins.”

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