An Oklahoma woman killed her mother’s boyfriend after taking orders from her. Now, she will spend decades behind bars.
Recently, a Murray County, Oklahoma, judge sentenced Shannon Mayorga, 20, to life with parole in prison for the brutal death of 43-year-old Juan Rosas. Mayorga pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder and kidnapping.
According to News 12, on June 6, 2020, Rosas was kidnapped at his home in Corinth, Oklahoma. He was not seen again until his body was found the next day. A motorist plying along Highway 77and I-35 discovered the victim’s body in a small field nearby Exit 47 and then called 911.
Officers from the Murray County Police Department responded to the call, and the body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. The body was later identified as Rosas and established the victim died due to a gunshot wound.
As a result, the police requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to take jurisdiction over the homicide.
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In addition, authorities arrested Mayorga’s co-defendant Randall Rudd, 23, who had helped the mother-daughter pair carry out the murder. Rudd also pleaded guilty to the same charges as Mayorga.
Investigators believed Mayorga’s mother, Guadalupe Figueroa orchestrated the murder plot, reported ABC 7. However, the 43-year-old defendant’s mother has been on the run as a fugitive. Authorities discovered Figueroa ordered Mayorga and Rudd to execute her boyfriend during the investigation. She is believed to be holding up in the city of Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
The judge suspended the life sentences except for 20 years for both Mayorga and Rudd. Also, they were ordered to serve an additional 10 years at the same time for the kidnapping charge.
There is an active arrest warrant for Figueroa. Authorities are hoping the long arm of the law will eventually catch up with her.
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