Defendant Sentenced for Murder, Attempted Murder for shooting at Cinco de Mayo Party
DATE: February 11, 2019
CASE: Kejhonne Henderson (Case #17FE008447)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Caroline Park, Homicide Unit
The Honorable Stacy Boulware Eurie sentenced Kejhonne Henderson to 72 years to life in prison. On November 16, 2018, a jury convicted Henderson of the second-degree murder of Jordan Pannell and attempted murder. The jury also found true firearm allegations on both counts.
On May 5, 2017, Kejhonne Henderson was at a Cinco de Mayo house party in North Highlands. When Henderson got upset about the Mozzy music being played, Jordan Pannell intervened. Henderson and Pannell walked outside, where Henderson shot Pannell nine times, killing him. As Henderson tried to flee, he was tackled by the second victim and the two struggled over the gun. Henderson shot that victim in the thigh. The second shooting victim survived his wounds.