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Former associate of Keyshia Cole featured on ‘America’s Most Wanted’ April 23

Mug shot of Wisdom Jeffery

Mug shot of Wisdom Jeffery

Most of the time, being on a reality show is a potentially good thing,  but when it’s “America’s Most Wanted,” that is rarely the case.

In a case that was barely covered by the media at the time,  Wisdom Jeffery allegedly shot Corrissa Friends to death last August in Riverdale.  In a story on Fox 5, federal and state agents were seeking Jeffrey as the likeliest culprit. What wasn’t said at the time was that Jeffery used to work with R&B singer Keyshia Cole.

But eight months later, the case is cold. The cops are now using Fox’s sturdy “America’s Most Wanted,” which draws five million viewers every week and has found more than 1,000 fugitives over the years. Angeline Hartmann, who used to work at Fox 5, is airing the story this Saturday night at 9 p.m. (I also was treasurer of the Asian American Journalists Association Atlanta chapter when she was president.)

Friends, whose family runs Southern Friends Car Wash, was in high school when she and Jeffery first met. They began secretly dating. He was 17 years her senior. He worked with Coles and showed her the glamorous life. She had a child. They got married. But their relationship appeared to get rocky.

Jeffery was arrested for domestic violence June 21, 2010, which is where the mug shot above came from. He was told to stay away from Friends. But he didn’t. On August 11, Friends placed a call to 911. He was taken into custody, then released. But a few hours later, she called 911 again moments before being shot and killed.

Jeffery is now on the lam. Call 1-800-CRIME-TV if you know anything.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

14 comments Add your comment

hmmm

April 22nd, 2011
6:46 am

is his middle name Irony?

rebeccabradley

April 22nd, 2011
9:03 am

It is a shame that Keyshia Coles has not even put up a small monetary reward.

huh?

April 22nd, 2011
9:48 am

Why should Keyshia Coles put up a monetary donation. He used to work with Keyshia Coles. She is not responsible for his actions just as your employer is not responsible for yours.

B Real

April 22nd, 2011
10:18 am

Did you exspect anything less?

gagirl

April 22nd, 2011
12:55 pm

There are pics of them at a club together and he looks like he wants to beat the sh*t out of her at any given moment. He’s just staring her down and it’s so creepy.

Tammy

April 22nd, 2011
2:02 pm

Why are you all discussin Keisha Cole? She isn’t the victim nor the murderer. You all are real stupid.

michael

April 23rd, 2011
11:39 pm

Too bad women are still so shallow as to fall for who a man claims he works for or knows someone fanous. Would she have even given this guy the time of day if he were just a warehouse worker or a carwash attendant like her. But nooo because he knew keysha coles this girl corrissa fell for him and even had a baby by him…..very sad and shallow on her part…

Tanya M Friends

April 24th, 2011
9:06 pm

Michael, this was my cousin you have no right to call her shallow. For your information my Uncle her grandfather owns the car wash where she was working. She came from an upper middle class family. She made a mistake and died from it.

Jasmine

April 25th, 2011
9:20 am

Seriously, Michael, how overbearing and pretentious to make such a comment. Clearly HE was the one with issues, picking up a high school girl. HE was the one who beat her up and HE was the one who killed her. You have zero idea about how they met. Just because this article mentioned Keyshia Cole doesn’t mean that’s how Corissa fell in love with him. For all you know, he didn’t even get hired by Keyshia Cole until after they were together– who knows. Get over yourself and have some respect.

And don’t you DARE go speaking about women as a hole “still being so shallow.” Have you personally interacted with every woman on the planet? with 10% of women? with 5%? Your ignorance made my stomach hurt, and I usually don’t comment on these things, but in your case, I didn’t feel I had a choice.

Tanya, I truly sympathize with you for your loss. I know the healing process is slow and painful, but I sincerely hope you, your family, and Corissa’s child are in a place where you can at least begin to see the sun again.

I, for one, am glad Keyshia Cole’s name got mentioned in this article. It’s terrible publicity, but I (and many others) would have never even known about this case otherwise. Hopefully articles like this, on top of America’s Most Wanted, are going to be just enough to catch this WISDOM JEFFERY (obviously his parents had better hopes for him than becoming an abuser and a murderer).

Don’t come to the midwest dirtbag. You’re not welcome up here.

People Eye - Tammy

April 25th, 2011
9:23 am

I’m tellin! downstammy@ymail.com is a witness to the murder.

Jasmine

April 25th, 2011
9:24 am

And don’t you DARE go speaking about women as a whole** (typo)

People Eye - Tammy

April 25th, 2011
10:37 am

Heaven Said

April 25th, 2011
8:14 pm

Wisdom Jeffrey, you are one scum of the earth and I hope you rot in prison. Better yet, I hope you are never forgiven!!!!!!!!

b-kill

April 25th, 2011
10:31 pm

ONLY GOD CAN DEAL WITH THIS NOBODY ELSE CAN JUDGE HIM SO SIT BACK AND LET HIM GOD THAT IS DO HIM