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Captain Barkey killer commits suicide-NY report

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 7:59 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Reports are circulating that Joseph Kernizan, the man suspected to have killed Captain Barkey and his lover Tracy Bennett in a Bronx motel parking lot, has committed suicide.

According to nbcnewyork.com 42-year-old Kernizan killed himself in Florida as a task force moved in to arrest him, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told NBC 4 New York.

The law enforcement source said Joseph Kernizan killed himself in Miami as police tried to get into his building to arrest him for allegedly killing 50-year-old Wayne Hamilton (Captain Barkey) and 38-year-old Bennett outside the Holiday Motel in Eastchester early Saturday.

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