‘Black Widow Murderer’ Sentenced 10 Years In Prison For Role In Husband’s Death

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Myers plotted to kill 50-year-old Gary Kenney

Sharon Myers (Kenney), 54, of Melbourne received a sentence yesterday of 10 years in prison for her participation in the planning of her husband’s death.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is written by Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Sharon Myers (Kenney), 54, of Melbourne received a sentence yesterday of 10 years in prison for her participation in the planning of her husband’s death.

The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Morgan Reinman after two days of testimony concerning the sentence and factors surrounding the case.

Myers was implicated as the mastermind behind a carefully coordinated plan with her son, Darryl Kenney and another male, Rubin Nero, in the murder of her husband, 50-year-old Gary Kenney.

His body was discovered in the residence he shared with Sharon at 765 Venetian Way, Merritt Island, on June 16, 2008.

Testimony from the sentencing hearing provided the heinous level of manipulation by Sharon Myers that ultimately led to the murder.

The plot started as Sharon Myers wrote letters to Darryl while he was in prison providing a manipulated story of alleged abuse she was receiving from her husband. Because of her writings Darryl enlisted the cooperation of a fellow prisoner, Rubin Nero, to assist in the murder of his father once they both were released from prison.

Sharon Myers plotted with her son, Darryl Kenney, and his prison associate Rubin Nero (right) to kill her then-husband, Gary Kenney. Darryl Kenney and Nero were convicted in the killing last year and sentenced to life in prison. (Image courtesy of Orlando Sentinel)

Sharon Myers provided transportation for Darryl to pick up Nero at his residence in Lakeland and assisted Darryl in stealing the guns from his grandparents that were used in the murder.

Sharon Myers’ daughter, Amanda, testified that she was told of the plan to kill their father before the incident.

In her testimony, she stated she was called the afternoon of the murder, advising her to leave the residence and take her younger brother with her.

After leaving the residence, she walked down the street where she met up with Sharon Myers, at which time they drove to the mall to get their hair cut.

Amanda advised that while she was walking, she observed her father returning to the residence, who stopped and talked to her. However, she did not warn him, knowing that the murder was about to occur.

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According to testimony, after the murder was committed, Darryl met Amanda and Sharon at the mall, advising that the murder had occurred. Sharon asked where the body of her husband was and when told he was still at the residence, she directed her son to return and remove the body from the home.

Darryl returned to the residence, where he observed BCSO deputies at the home, who were in the process of investigating the theft of the firearms. Upon seeing the law enforcement activity, Darryl immediately fled the area.

Sharon Myers was subsequently interviewed the night of the murder and upon leaving, it was learned that she contacted her husband’s employer inquiring about his life insurance policy and her means to collect.

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I want to personally thank the members of the Homicide Unit and State Attorney’s Office who worked so hard through the years to ensure Sharon Myers received justice for her part in the murder.

Her deliberate actions resulted in the death of her innocent husband and life sentences for her son and other perpetrator.

While I have absolute faith in our criminal justice system and truly respect the court’s decision, I personally believe she deserved to spend her entire life behind bars as her actions were cold, calculated, and evil!

In fact, the level of depravity in this case is appalling!

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