U.S. Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest wants to hold all three suspects in jail on drug-related charges in connection with the investigation into the fatal shooting of Kayla Wright, 29 of Derby. Jakiy Tramaine-Corey Keith, Thomas Rooney and Bryanna Rooney have been charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics by federal authorities. All three suspects were arrested last week. The Rooneys live on Route 100 in the town of Troy. According to federal judge Kevin J. Doyle, the detention hearing for all three suspects will occur on Feb. 13. at 1 p.m. for the Rooneys, and 2 p.m. for Jakiy Keith. Kerest has filed three motions for detention. The first one was Jakiy Tramaine-Corey Keith, 24. “The conspiracy appears to have involved a murder and the disposition of the victim,” wrote U.S. Attorney Kerest. “The case is among the most serious charged in this district.” “The types and amounts of controlled substances distributed by the defendant and his co-conspirators and the possession and use of loaded firearms in conjunction with the case,” wrote Kerest and “The defendant was found with thousands of dollars of likely drug proceeds at the time of the traffic stop, and there was a substantial amount of controlled substances in the vehicle. Keith also has a pending case for illegal possession of a weapon in Hartford, Connecticut, due to an arrest in April of 2022. Thomas P. Rooney, 34, was the second motion for detention. “The defendant allowed his home to be used for the purpose of furthering drug use and distribution, and the defendant was aware that the conspirators he invited into his home possessed and used weapons,” wrote Kerest. Thomas Rooney has four pending cases, one of which was for aggravated assault with a weapon and included a no-contact order with his spouse. “His cohabitation with her during this investigation was a violation of conditions of release in that case,” wrote Kerest. Bryanna Rooney, 29, was the third motion for detention. “At least two controlled purchases were conducted in the defendant’s home, and she was a direct participant in one of them,” wrote Kerest.
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