Is this the trigger man? Johnny Ramon Leon [photo] was arrested in connection with the Shaughnessy home invasion murder in Austin, Texas in March
Travis County police arrested Johnny Ramon Leon, 21, in connection with the alleged murder-for-hire shooting of a 55-year-old Austin man that took place in March.
Police believe Leon was involved in the plot to kill Ted Shaughnessy, the owner of an Austin jewelry business. The plan was allegedly solicited by the slain victim’s son and daughter-in-law, reports the Austin-American Statesman.
Leon was arrested Wednesday morning in College Station and charged with criminal solicitation of capital murder. Leon’s arrest affidavit indicates he was associated with the planning of the murder-for-hire.
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A spokesperson for Travis County Sheriff’s Office told KVUE police also have reason to believe Leon is one of the two shooters that killed Ted Shaughnessy in his home on March 2.
TCSO deputies arrested a third suspect connected to the murder-for-hire death of an Austin jeweler.
Police said they connected the hired killing back to Nicolas Shaughnessy, the victim’s son, and Jaclyn Edison, the victim’s daughter-in-law.
Suspects Nicolas Shaughnessy and Jaclyn Edison, both 19, have been charged over the violent Austin home invasion that saw
A law enforcement source tells KVUE that Leon was the shooter, but at a news conference today Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez wouldn’t confirm that.
But when KVUE News asked if this was the missing piece to the investigative puzzle, Sheriff Hernandez responded, “we do feel very confident that this is the big piece.” Spokesperson Kristen Dark later clarified that they have reason to believe that Leon is one of the shooters involved in this case.|
Court documents show Nick Shaughnessy believed he would get $8 million when his parents died.
Sheriff Hernandez said they discovered Leon through hours of watching surveillance footage from Ted Shaughnessy’s home security system.