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4 More Charged in Musician Murder

5 now face charges in murder that happened just after Christmas



    More Arrests in Musician's Murder

    Three more people are behind bars, accused in the shooting death of Bucks County musician Danny DeGennaro. In all, five people are now facing charges related to his murder. Authorities say Breon Powell, Jermaine Jackson and Kazair Gist, all from Trenton, are facing charges including murder and robbery, in the shooting death of the 56-year-old at his Levittown home back in December 2011. The two women, Tatyana Henderson and Danasia Bakr, have been in custody since earlier this month. Authorities say money appears to be the motive. (Published Friday, March 30, 2012)

    Four more people were charged Friday in the shooting death of a popular Bucks County musician found dead in his home late last year.

    The victim’s sister, Linda DeGennaro, told NBC10 “Before they were caught, I was scared every night, you know, scared to death, not knowing who they were, why they did this, why they came over here."

    Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Friday that Breon Powell, 20, Kazair Gist, 18, Tatyana Henderson, 18, and Jermaine Jackson, 19, would all face charges in connection with the Dec. 28 death of Danny DeGennaro inside his Levittown home.

    Authorities say money was apparently the motive.

    Teen Suspect Arrested in Musician Killing

    [PHI] Teen Suspect Arrested in Musician Killing
    Danasia Bakr, 17, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the killing of Bucks County musician Danny DeGennaro.Investigators believe Bakr was driving the getaway car. DeGennaro was found dead in his home on Dec. 28. Police are still searching for three other suspects.
    (Published Tuesday, March 13, 2012)

    "One of the co-defendants, Mr. Jackson,  told his colleagues that Mr. DeGennaro owed him money and they were going to get it" said Heckler.

    Court records confirmed the charges.

    They are similar to those facing 17-year-old Danasia Bakr. The Morrisville girl was arrested earlier this month on charges including criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy and burglary.

    Court records show that Henderson was already behind bars after failing to post 10 percent of $250,000 bail in relation to a February theft.

    Danny DeGennaro, 56, was found dead inside his family home on Crabtree Drive in Levittown on Dec. 28 shortly after 10 p.m.

    DeGennaro died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to investigators.

    The guitarist had performed with musicians including Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

    Investigators say the suspects targeted DeGennaro for theft. They first tried to lure the musician out of his home by asking him to show them a neighbor's car for sale that happened to be in his backyard, according to police.

    "One of the young ladies made a call assuming that Mr. DeGennaro, because it was in his backyard, was the owner of the car," said Heckler.

    Investigators say one of the suspects reached the neighbor by phone and was told to call back in the morning. The suspects then allegedly decided to break into DeGennaro's home anyway, killing him with a shotgun.

    Linda DeGennaro is shattered.  "Why my brother?  You know, why did you take my brother away from me?"

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