He asked a man “You going to shoot me?”
The killer did just that, and now the shooter and victim’s ex-girlfriend who participated in the murder will spend years behind bars.
A Texas judge recently sentenced Enderia Flowers, 26, to 18 years in prison for the killing of Isaiah Roper in 2018. She pleaded guilty to murder in January 2020, but there were delays in her sentencing, according to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office.
Co-defendant James Johnson was previously sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder.
Flowers and her new beau, Johnson, went to Roper’s family home on Sept. 5, 2018, according to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. Roper had dated Flower but he moved out of her apartment.
The duo showed up at Roper’s house and Flower of out of Johnson’s car with a knife, according to KSAT. However, Roper’s sister tackled her and wrestled the knife out of her hand.
Witnesses said Flowers and Roper argued in front of the home, until Roper walked away drawing the suspects away from the residence, according to KSAT.
Johnson then drove the car up the street and followed Roper. The victim asked the new boyfriend, “What? You are going to shoot me?”
A confrontation ensued and Flowers told her boyfriend to shoot Johnson, which he did. The victim was hit in the torso. Flowers and Johnson drove away, and Roper was taken to the hospital, according to KSAT.
Flowers was arrested in the following days, ironically, days in front of a magistrate’s office.
Sentencing was delayed during the pandemic as Flowers challenged her competency, according to prosecutors. But she was found competent by a jury this month and then sentenced.
“After a delay by this defendant of more than two years, I am glad the Roper family finally has some closure and justice in this case,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.