Murder Miami Style: Arrest Made in Brutal Self-Storage Center Slaying

Last Wednesday, the early contender for young 2010's most senseless murder of the year went down at the People's Self-Storage on NW 79th Street.

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via Miami Dade Corrections
Police say Wesley Benard Henton shot and killed Joslin Augustin last Wednesday.
Just after 12:30 in the afternoon, a 55-year-old Haitian-American woman named Joslin Augustin visited the center to pick up some blankets and warm clothes she'd stored there after losing her job last year.

Surveillance footage shows her walking back to her car with her purse in hand when a white car makes a U-turn and stops next to Augustin. A gunman jumps out, shoots her once in the neck, steals her purse, and speeds away with another man.

That gunman, the Miami PD says today, was 27-year-old Wesley Benard Henton, an Allapattah resident with a long record of violent crime.

Police arrested Henton last night at his home, near NW 24th Street and 12th Avenue, in connection with an unrelated burglary in Miami Gardens, according to his arrest report. At the station, Henton confessed on video to robbing and murdering Augustin, the report says.

Henton faces three felony charges in Augustin's death, for first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a felony, and armed robbery. Miami Gardens Police charged him with a seperate count of armed robbery in their case.

In 2000, Henton was convicted of felony armed robbery. Riptide's records search shows seven cases on Henton's file, including charges of sexual battery with a weapon, petty theft, and marijuana possession.

Police are still looking for Henton's accomplice in Augustin's death, says Officer Kenia Reyes, a Miami PD spokesperson.

Based on surveillance from the crime scene, he drives a white, four-door Mazda. The driver is a light-skinned black man in his mid-20s with long dreadlocks, Reyes says. His nickname, according to cops, is "Yellow Man" or "Yellow Boy."

Anyone with info should call 305-471-TIPS.

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djchitown
djchitown

I was shocked to learn that Wesley Bernard Henton appeared to have not been convicted for this murder.  There is no record of him serving any prison time for the murder.  In fact, he is now on Facebook with over 2000 friends.  I would like to know what happened with his case and why is that he was able to walk free?

Wtfrutalkingabout
Wtfrutalkingabout

This comment has to have reached the all time high in terms of stupidity on the internet.  1. Statistics show blacks commit more crimes, including rape and other violent crimes vs any other race in the united states, thus your idiotic comments are wrong about the amount of whites committing the same crime.  Prison population by race: http://www.project.org/info.php?recordID=174 Ohh there's one for you idiot.  Do you even know how to read statistics or are you just THAT stupid? Crime Stats by department of justice: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/homicide/race.cfm 2. Black people have committed hidous crime that even serial killers would be proud of.  Also don't forget the FACT that their have been black serial rapist killers. Your only argument is that there have been more white serial killers.  Serial killers don't exist by the millions on a nation wide basis like your beloved black gangsters and thugs do.  Your argument is invalid you've been logic'd.  Here are some stats showing that Hispanic and black gangs are also the majority of the gang member demographic opposed to other races. http://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/96natyouthgangsrvy/surv_6c.html

Pinkish121299
Pinkish121299

They no who yellow boy is but he only confessed to other roberries that he did before the murder but he didn't say or confess to anything about joslin Augustins murder So yellow man was only charged for robberies he's done in the past I know this because I wached the 48 hours on A&E about this murder But the gun man that shot the lady was an accident he said He said that he went got out of the car to get her purse and when he grabbed it the lady didn't let go so when she pulled back on the purse he squeezed the gun he had in his hand and shot her in the neck

Shooto911
Shooto911

He is a POS that deserves to die ASAP for what he did. The guy showed no remorse for anyone but himself. He lied and denied shooting her for as long as he could, even to his girlfriend. Chances are this is not the first person he has killed because it was too easy for him. He only wanted to save himself in the end.

Adeveronica
Adeveronica

I feel sorry for both. My heart goes to the Augustin's family, and to Wesley Henton too. I hope you will find God in your heart Wesley, I just finished watching A&E right now, I truly believe that Wesley regret what he's done to Augustin. My deepest symphaty to Augustin family.

Jessejymes79
Jessejymes79

We are all responsible for our actions. We are all givin a mind to think clearly. God wrote the ten commandments, but we all fall short of his glory by far! I feel for the families loss, I sheded tears when I saw the news when they asked the public for help! If it was my family I would want revenge in the worst way! But God said vengence is mine. I know that is hard to comprehend! I felt sympathy for the murderer only because I believe that the devil is responsible using people to do these things that hurt us so much! And when we do his work he sits back and laugh at the murderer and the victim. My heart goes out to all! He showed remorse, most of the people dont care when they get caught and that kills me. I know he wishes he could have done something different that day. My deepest sympathy to the Augustines family.

Bel
Bel

I just saw this very sad story on A&E a few minutes ago. My heart goes out to Mrs. Augustin's family. Even though this was 2 years ago we should continue to pray for them.It makes the story even more senseless when you learn that she had no money in her purse, had lost her home and was getting blankets from the self storage unit. We as a world owe it to her memory and her family to train children at an early age that life is valuable and also that you cannot take shortcuts (robbery, stealing) to get what you want. God rest her soul and grant her family peace.

Bryson
Bryson

She was unemployed and had just lost her house. She had no money on her.

Truthbtold
Truthbtold

I am a Haitain/American. In 2003 my 33 year old brother was shot and killed by a 18 yearold punk kid. It happened in broad daylight as my brother was on duty as a cab driver. He left behind four kids and a wife that absolutely adored him. Losing my brother was the worst thing that could have ever happened in our lives. We will never ever be the same. My deepest condolences goes out to the Augustines. You never imagine that something like this can happen in your family.....until it does. Only God knows why. For his will be done, he gives and takes away. R.I.P Josline & Patrick  

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storage Tulsa OK

How sad for the victim. She lost her job then she lost her life. How come the security in the storage facility wasn't tighter? This is one factor anyone should consider when choosing a storage facility - security. Try this one http://www.south75storage.com.

starlight23
starlight23

Thank you guys for your condoloces & prayers. We the family are still hanging in there.

self storage chester
self storage chester

Well,he should be trailed for this heinous crime.Somebody mentioned here about the lack of education for being a thug .That might be the reason,but for me the blame goes to their parents for giving them uncivilized upbringing and secondly the media,media glamorize a lot these sort of thugs by showing them in movie and they learn from there .

Bigboy 3655
Bigboy 3655

Thank u new orleans angry black man you are 1000% dead on it is things like that is why my father moved us out of a big city and i cannot thank him enough i am so tired of blacks blaming white people for all their problems go get a job get off welfare and raise your famlies with pride there is nothing wrong with honest hard work it is a shame this maggots girlfriend has 5 kids and no husband why because welfare makes it possible and sooner or later his 1yr old son will be in a cell beside him

Florida Girl
Florida Girl

My heart goes out to the family because I went to school with their kids. I watched this on A&E, previously knew the story, but didn't feel it until I watched it. I work around criminals. Let me say, they are not remoarseful for their crimes-only that they got caught. This man lied until he could lie no more. It would have been easy for her to give up her purse, but why should vile, filthy, vermon like this think that they have rights to our hard work. It is sad. Education has nothing to do with this. This is greed and selfishness. Some are too lazy to get things the right way, so greed kicks in where they feel they are entitled to our hard work. Hang him by his scrotum, pour cooking oil on him, then light him on fire. Put him out of his misery and spare us tax payers money for a trial.

Haitian-American- Woman
Haitian-American- Woman

OMG, I am watching this on A&E right now. My mother died 3 months ago and It was by natural causes. I feel so destroyed and sympathy for This woman's family. R.I.P Joslin

Cynbenet
Cynbenet

Must the writer specify the victim's ethnicity (Haitian-American)?

todd kidd
todd kidd

His black ass should be hanged from a tree. I am black and I am sick and tired of black "thugs" who give all black men a bad name. I don't think my comment will make your print but I am sorry, this is just the way I feel. I live in New Orleans where I own a two story home and I am sick and tired of having to watch everything that moves. Black crime is the number one reason why many whites hate us. Yes, I said it and I am sorry if the truth hurts. Black criminals have made black neighborhoods war zones. I grew up poor and lived in the ghetto for much of my life but I used books to get me out. Not all whites are racist; many will give you the benefit of the doubt if one shows they want something out of life. This lady life was taken for nothing. Black Haitains outwork and out perform native blacks because they know what real poverty is like. The fact of the matter is that there are many good honest hard working African Americans but some of us want to be spoon fed. The government makes the problem worse by giving one welfare for bad pathological behavior. This is my take, angry black man in New Orleans.

cb
cb

The police just need to station a car at that location. It's a major thoroughfare for people coming off of I-95 and heading east and it's full of hookers. At least always have a cop driving between I-95 and Biscayne on 79th St.

Stheleau
Stheleau

I pray for ur family. I worked with joslin at loews hotel n i was shocked to see her picture as the victim. She was a great woman n worked hard for her money. I wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy.

Dee Capone
Dee Capone

Everybody:This kind of senseless crime is going on state to state city to city. The media promotes thugs like Snoop Doggy Dog and idiots like this. The black community see these type of artist as stars. Most of the popular Rap Urban music promotes crime like this. And glorify ignorant behavior like this man killing a innocent human being. Poor lady. I feel and PRAY for her family. Stop buying gangster rap music. Stop supporting Black ignorance. Guys like this should never be allowed to Live in Society. Thank god for jails and crime scene video.

Nyriah1
Nyriah1

His name was todd kid, not angry black man from new orleans. Have some respect, for color weather your black or caucasian

Gallzgall
Gallzgall

See right through your statements!!!!! First of all you are white.   You are such a stupid person. You have just as many whites that commit the same crimes and worse. You need to be educated on crime and the prison system. Whites commit crimes that are so horrible and beyond being human.  You are just stupid.   Yeah God bless this woman. Blacks might kill one or two---- but WHITES kill many.  WHITES are at the top for being number ONE notorious SERIAL KILLERS. Go figure  ANIMALS and Evil.  Whites just get away with everything.

Brian Laskey
Brian Laskey

Hi Todd.  Thank you.  That is the first time i have ever hear a black man speak the truth with such honesty. "Black crime is the number one reason why many whites hate us" is such a true statement. Its not a prejudice based on skin color but the actions.  Your comment shows that there is hope.  I just wish more black realized, cared and would do something about it.

Nyriah1
Nyriah1

Snoop Doggy Dog is not a thug, you need to read more about snoop history. you blame those for their ignorant decision, not a rapper. I watch all type of movies, listen to all types of music, rap, heavy metal etc. I know I never want to see jail or prison.

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