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Manhunt continues for shooter in Bronx double murder

Monday, October 15, 2012

The manhunt continues Monday for an accused killer after a double murder at a Bronx motel.

Police are looking for 42-year-old Joseph Kernizan, who they say killed ex-girlfriend Tracy Bennett and her boyfriend early Saturday morning.

Investigators think the boyfriend, a reggae singer named Wayne Hamilton better known as Captain Barkey, taunted Kernizan in a song.

The gunman approached the 50-year-old Hamilton, of Milwaukee, outside the Holiday Motel near Co-Op City and shot him. Witnesses said Bennett was begging the shooter not to kill her, but he shot her twice.

Kernizan is the father of two Bennett's three children. He is described as 5-foot-5 and 220 pounds. ---
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