A Texas jewelry expert was shot to death in a murder-for-hire plot put in motion by the male's teenaged boy and his partner, both 19, cops say.Nicolas Patrick Shaughnessy and Jaclyn Alexa Edison, of College Station, Texas, a suburban area of Austin, were jailed on Tuesday and accuseded of employing a hit man to eliminate Shaughnessy's moms and dads, according toKXAN TELEVISION, the local NBC affiliate in Austin, Texas.
"Shaughnessy and Edison are alleged to have conspired together and employed someone to murder Shaughnessy's moms and dads, Theodore and Corey Shaughnessy," the Travis County Sheriff's Department stated in a press release.Nicolas Shaughnessy's attorneys Perry Minton and Rick Flores stated in a declaration that the charges "are not constant in any method with the boy we have familiarized. Nick has actually been coping with his mother considering that this disaster occurred. Ms. Shaughnessy stands securely behind her son,"KXAN TELEVISION reported.Theodore Shaughnessy, who owned an Austin precious jewelry shop, was shot to death prior to strike March 2 by somebody who broke into the household house. Corey Shaughnessy contended the enemy with her own gun, "up until she lacked ammo," KXAN TELEVISION reported.The shooter escaped, and stays at big."Detectives are following a series of new leads in the case and will identify and collar them as rapidly as possible, "the constable's department said.An informant informed police that the teenager stated he was set to get$ 2 million from life insurance and another$8 million from the estate, and offered$10,000 each month for killing his parents, according to the arrest warrant, CBS Austin reported. Polices confirmed that Nicolas Shaughnessy was the sole beneficiary listed on a$2 million life insurance coverage policy the couple had, the report says.The warrant likewise declares the informant told them about a discussion between the two suspects, throughout which Nicolas Shaughnessy pointed out a strategy for"financial gain,"and an alternative"Strategy B, "which the informant thinks was the strategy to eliminate his moms and dads, CBS Austin reported.The warrant says investigators also discovered that the alarm system at his parents'home was remotely accessed 3 times on the night of the shooting by somebody in Nicolas Shaughnessy's College Station home, CBS Austin reported. Video recorded on the night of the killing was also erased, inning accordance with police.Investigators talked with a female who worked at the apartment building where the teen couple lived, who told them Nicolas Shaughnessy used her an opportunity to make cash. When she asked exactly what she needed to do, he apparently responded"unlawful activities, "anything "from strippers to murder."The woman added that Nicolas Shaughnessy texted her he would pay her$ 20,000 a head with a$15,000 reward, prior to ending the message with skelton emojis, cops say.Cops searching Nicolas Shaughnessy's home found a box.380 caliber bullets that were the exact same brand name-- Sig-- found on the body of Theodore Shaughnessy, CBS Austin said. There
were 6 rounds missing from the box.Investigators likewise found several incriminating text messages, including some from February that show Edison messaging Nicolas Shaughnessy, "Do they want
50K or not"and"we can't manage to pay half prior to."Nicolas Shaughnessy reacted,"Dealing with it tho. "On August 2, 2017, Nicolas Shaughnessy texted a pal"plastic gloves ski masks," the warrant states. When the buddy responded "no no no,"Nicholas Shaughnessy wrote,"Fine fine. Just stroll in shoot a family steal all their s-- t,"CBS Austin reports.Then, on March 3, the day after the killing of his daddy, Nicolas Shaughnessy asked the exact same pal if he wished to see criminal activity scene pictures, before joking "about being 'benched
'from an individual of interest."Nicolas Shaughnessy is being held on a$3 million money bond; Edison is being hung on a$1 million money bond, Kristen Dark, the general public Information Officer for the Travis County Constable's Department, told Oxygen.com. [Photo: Courtesy Travis County Sheriff's Department]
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