Laura Flores Messick, shot her US Army veteran boyfriend because he was a “jerk” for making her leave a bar then slit his throat for good measure
Messick, 30, is accused of murdering 40-year-old Chason Montezdeoca as they argued at their home in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday night
She allegedly opened fire from the bathroom, shooting him repeatedly
She took a knife to his throat ‘to make sure he is dead’
The victim’s body was found later that night when his mother went to the home
Messick later told police she was angry he had made her leave a bar
Father-of-two Montezdeoca, a five year Army vet was deployed to Iraq in 2011
Messick has been arrested and faces charges of first-degree felony murder
Held on a $75,000, she faces five to 99 years or life in prison, if convicted
30-year-old Laura Flores Messick faces a first-degree felony murder in the death of Chason Montezdeoca
A woman has been charged with the murder of her US Army veteran boyfriend who police say she shot for being ‘a jerk’.
Laura Flores Messick, 30, was arrested in San Antonio on Sunday night on suspicion of killing her live-in boyfriend Chason Montezdeoca, 40, who served in Iraq, the day before.
Police say she opened fire on the Chason as he stood in the hallway of their shared home in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday night.
Messick told police she was angry he had made her leave a bar earlier, KSAT reported.
After shooting him, they say she took a knife to his throat then fled.
On Saturday night, Montezdeoca’s mother visited and found his corpse. Messick was arrested Sunday.
Laura Flores Messick was arrested on Sunday after allegedly murdering her US Army veteran boyfriend Chason Montezdeoca
The arrest warrant states that the victim’s mother told police she had received a phone call from her son, who told her he had been arguing with his girlfriend. She said during the conversation, she could hear the suspect yelling, making threats against him, in the background.
She confessed to the killing once in custody, Fox San Antonio reports. Questioned about the killing, Flores-Messick confessed. She told investigators while she was shooting Montezdeoca, she was thinking,“What an a**hole. What a jerk.”
When she left the scene, she did not know if the victim was dead, and she did not report harming him because she feared she’d be charged with murder, she told detectives.
Montezdeoca was a father-of-two. Friends say he had plans to open a restaurant in San Antonio before his death.
Messick is being held on a $75,000 bond on suspicion of first degree murder.
Friends and family paid tribute to the victim with vigils and social media messages over the weekend.
They described him as a proud soldier but gave no details of his military service. He was a father to two children from a previous relationship.
The 40-year-old was a Private First Class in the Bridge Crewmember branch of the US Army between 2008 and 2013. The branch lays down bridges for platoons in dangerous or difficult terrain.
Montezdeoca’s mother found his body inside their home in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday. Messick was arrested placed in custody, Sunday
Prvt. Montezdeoca served in the US Army between 2008 and 2013. He served in Iraq between May and December in 2011
He served in Iraq between May and December in 2011 and left the army in 2013 with five awards including the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Army Good Conduct Medal.
Friends say he had plans to open a restaurant in San Antonio before his death.
Relatives are now raising money to support his closest loved ones.