In the latest update in the Keyonna Blakeney murder case, .22 year old Keith Renier was found guilty of second degree murder and was sentenced by Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Marielsa Bernard to the maximum 30 year sentence in this case.
The then 21 year old Renier fatally stabbed 22 year old Blakeney at a Red Roof Inn off Shady Grove Road in Rockville, MD back on April 16, 2016.
Five days before the encounter with Blakeney, Renier had pleaded guilty to pulling a knife on a Washington Metro subway platform in a case involving a simple assault and weapons charge and was awaiting sentencing.
On April 25 he was sentenced in that District case to probation and ordered to take anger management classes.
According to court documents and a confidential informant’s testimony to detectives in the case, Renier arrived at the Red Roof Inn along with a second suspect via an Uber paid for by Blakeney.
The second suspect arranged a false pretenses date with Blakeney with the intention of robbing her with Renier’s help. The second suspect knew Blakeney and one of his relatives had dated her.
The room where Blakeney was found dead of multiple stab wounds was ransacked.
One down, one to go in the Blakeney case. It’s not life in prison, but Renier will be getting 30 years for killing our sister.