texas teen, girlfriend allegedly hired hit man to kill his jewelry store owner dad for us$8m in insurance - the jewelry store
AUSTIN, Texas —
District jewellers and teenage girlfriends are accused of hiring a man to kill his father, who was shot dead on a family holiday
Authorities said Wednesday.
19-year-old Nicholas Patrick shawnesi lives with jacklene Alisa Edison at the University station and they were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder, said Travis County sheriff.
They were still in jail on Wednesday, with a security deposit of $3 million for shawnesi and $1 million for Edison.
Lawyers are also not listed in the online prison records.
According to investigators, Xiao Nexi's mother, Corey Xiaoxi, called 911 in the early morning of March 2 to report that she and her husband, Theodore xiaonexi, had an intruder at home.
The representative, who was sent home, found Theodore shawnesi dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
Another family dog was killed.
Authorities say the plot also asked to kill Corey shawnesi, but her body was not hurt.
The gunman has not been captured yet, but sheriff's spokeswoman Christine Black said in a statement that the detective was "following up on new clues to the case.
Later, when she contacted by phone, she refused to elaborate.
Theodore Shaw is the boss of the Austin Gallerie jeweler.
At the end of April, the company posted on its Facebook page, "We are pleased to announce that Ted's son, Nicholas, will inherit his legacy at Gallerie.
"Austin American" published an obituary about the old Shaw.
The politician said he was "the proud father of his son Nicholas.
In an affidavit of arrest, investigators said that in the months leading up to the shooting, Nicholas shawnesi had approached multiple people asking if they would be willing to be paid to kill someone.
He estimates that he will receive about $8 million from his parents' life insurance, from the sale of their houses and the sale of jewelry stores.
Authorities say they found ammunition in the defendant's home that matched the shells found at the crime scene.