A Florida man got into an argument with his mom over money and finding a job — so he killed her.
He will now spend the rest of his life in prison.
This month, a judge sentenced Wueizman Leal to life in prison for the death of his mother, Tania Creek, in Orange County, Florida, according to WKMG.
On June 23, 2018, Creek’s husband, Nicholas Petrone, said he left to go to work around 9 a.m. when he saw Leal holding a gun, according to an arrest affidavit and reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Petrone told Leal to go to the gun range to “release some energy.”
Hours later, Petrone and Creek turned home, and Leal started arguing with Creek in a bedroom, police said. The argument was over money and Leal finding a job. The suspect then grabbed a gun and started waving it around.
Creek called 911 from a bedroom and the Orange County Sheriff's Office responded to the home.
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“My son is getting crazy over here,” Creek told 911 dispatchers, according to the affidavit.
Petrone then said he heard a “bang,” which he assumed was Leal kicking in the bedroom door followed by gunshots, according to police and the Sentinel. Petrone went to the bedroom and saw his wife had been shot.
He tried to call 911, but Leal threatened to shoot him next, according to the Sentinel.
Deputies were outside the home and heard the gunshots. They took cover, but Leal came out of the house and was arrested, the Sentinel reported. Creek was taken to a hospital, where she died.
Leal was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Creek moved to Florida from Venezuela and worked for 25 years selling timeshares at Westgate Resorts in the area, chief operating officer Mark Waltrip told the Sentinel in 2018.
“She was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed by her Westgate family,” he said, according to the Sentinel.
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