R&B Singer Kia Jeffries Kills Boxer Husband


Kia Jeffries shot and killed her husband of 14 years, professional boxer Ernest “M16” Mateen. R&B singer Jeffries, formerly of the group Oscar, but best known for singing the hook on Akinyele’s raunchy 90’s hit “Put It In Your Mouth” reportedly shot her husband in self defense after he caught her cheating at an Atlanta area hotel. The Georgia Daily News reports:

“Police outside Atlanta say they consider the shooting death of a former professional boxer to be a case of self-defense, and no charges have been filed.”

“Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith said homicide detectives that Earnest Mahir Abdul-Mateen used a handgun to repeatedly hit his wife Kia Yvette Jeffries early Tuesday morning.”

“Smith said Abdul-Mateen struck her so many times that he became exhausted, and at that point Jeffries managed to turn the gun on her husband and pull the trigger.”

“The shooting happened at an extended say hotel near Duluth. Smith said officers found Jeffries with injuries to her head and face. Abdul-Mateen was lying in a hallway, suffering from a gunshot wound.”

“Smith tells The Gwinnett Daily Post that detectives consider the case a self-defense shooting.”



  1. Geneva Easy

    11/08/2012 at 9:00 AM

    Earnest my your soul find the peace that it could not find here on earth. You had a good heart but a trouble soul………Mrs Jeffries only you know the the hell of loving a man and fearing Him at the same time. You have a long road ahead of you so be strong and keep your head up. A friend that knows the real M16 Mateen……….

  2. bernard peterkin

    11/08/2012 at 12:52 PM

    RIP to a great champion: The Mateens have battled brownsville fighters mant many yrs. Ernest defeated my man from brownsville Clinton Mitchell in da 88 gloves. Clinton turned pro and defeated Bernard Hopkins in what was the pro debut for them both. Mateen beat Jade Scott, another brownsville fighter. Hamid Mateen continued the Mateen-Bville rivalry wit 2 great battles with Curtis “Showtime” Stevens, splitting 2 great fights and fighting my son, “The Notorious” Travis Peterkin. These were great “Battle of Bklyn hoods”, and boxing will miss a great man who left his mark on the sport, not only for himself but his family. U hear the name “Mateen” in the building U KNOW U GON SEE A FIGHT, A BATTLE! The name Mateen will live in the hearts of NYkers, not to be forgotten. Amen, and God Bless Mama Mateen in these trying times.

    • Anonymous

      11/11/2012 at 5:31 PM

      We grew up in the same Masjid. He leaves the same way his father did. RIP

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