Oregon woman, 23, is jailed for life after she got her boyfriend to murder her ex-husband days after he was awarded custody of their two children
Mariah Molina was sentenced to life in prison for estranged husband’s murder
Police say she orchestrated 26-year-old Luis Alberto Aguilar-Estrada’s killing on Dec 15, 2015
Days before his death, Molina had lost custody of their two sons to him
Molina directed and accompanied then-boyfriend, Brennan Surface, and his friend Charl’z Warbonnet to go and kill Aguilar-Estrada in his home
Warbonnet, 21, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and first-degree burglary; he will be sentenced on Friday
Brennan Surface, 23, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison
Mariah Molina [left], of Tigard, Oregon, has been sentenced 25 to life in prison after she arranged the 2015 murder of her estranged husband, Luis Alberto Aguilar-Estrada [right]
An Oregon woman has been sentenced to life in prison after she orchestrated the murder of her estranged husband.
Mariah Molina, 23, was sentenced by a judge on Friday for her role in the December 15, 2015 killing of 26-year-old Luis Alberto Aguilar-Estrada in his apartment in Tigard, which is located just outside of Portland, KOIN reported.
She has been ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years before she will become eligible for parole.
Days before Aguilar-Estrada’s murder, Molina lost custody of her two sons to her estranged husband. He was seeking to gain full sole custody of their sons at the time of his death.
Brennan Surface, 23, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 25 years served for his role in the 2015 killing of Luis Alberto Aguilar-Estrada, 26, in Tigard.
Police said Aguilar-Estrada’s estranged wife solicited Surface and a friend to kill Aguilar-Estrada. The wife, Mariah Molina, her boyfriend Brennan Surface and his friend, Charl’z Warbonnet, have all been charged and convicted in the killing.
The trio were indicted in his death in April 2016. Warbonnet pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and first-degree burglary on Monday after he was initially accused of murder.
Days before the murder, Mariah Molina [center], lost custody of her two sons to her estranged husband, Aguilar-Estrada
Molina solicited her then-boyfriend, Brennan Surface [in regulation grey uniform], to kill Aguilar-Estrada. Surface pled guilty to Aguilar-Estrada’s murder in May and was sentenced 25 to life in prison
She has been ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years before she will become eligible for parole. Days before Aguilar-Estrada’s murder, Molina lost custody of her two sons to her estranged husband
Molina solicited her then-boyfriend, Brennan Surface, to kill Aguilar-Estrada.
Surface, who is now 23 years old, drove to Aguilar-Estrada’s apartment unit with Molina and his friend, Charl’z Warbonnet, 21, according to investigators.
Police say Surface and Warbonnet were inside Aguilar-Estrada’s apartment before he was killed and that Surface was the shooter.
Aguilar-Estrada was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at close-range, police say.
Brennan Surface [left], killed Aguilar-Estrada with the help of his Charl’z Warbonnet [right]. The hit was ordered by the victim’s estranged wife Mariah Molina who was dating Surface. Warbonnet has also pled guilty and will be sentenced Oct 13
26-year-old Aguilar-Estrada was found dead inside his unit at the Pacific Village Apartments in Tigard. His brother, who had last seen him two days earlier, discovered him.
On December 15, 2015, the trio drove to Aguilar-Estrada’s apartment unit at the Pacific Village Apartments in Tigard, where Surface and Warbonnet entered inside. Police say Brennan Surface shot Aguilar-Estrada dead with a single shot to the head
23-year-old Surface pled guilty to Aguilar-Estrada’s murder in May and was sentenced to serve 25 to life in prison.
The couple’s two children are now in foster care.
Aguilar-Estrada’s brother-in-law Mike Keymolen at Molina’s sentencing described his late brother as a ‘a loving person.’
‘He was a hardworking dad, responsible, a loving person who would help out anybody he could, take his shirt off and give it to anyone that needed it,’ Keymolen said.
Molina’s brother-in-law Mike Keymolen, would have preferred she faced capital punishment
Aguilar-Estrada’s brother-in-law Mike Keymolen (above) told KOIN at Molina’s sentencing that the victim was ‘a loving person.’ He added that he wished that Oregon had the death penalty
‘He was a good guy, a good father and now he’s no longer with us.’
He added that Molina ‘doesn’t deserve to be out’ and wished that the death penalty was in the state.