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.
“America’s Most Wanted,” Fox at 9 p.m. Saturday
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog