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Third suspect in alleged family connected murder of Austin Jeweler, arrested
Police in Travis County arrested Johnny Ramon Leon, 21, in connection with the alleged murder-for-hire shooting of a 55-year-old Austin dad on March 2
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 Nicolas Shaughnessy and his wife Jaclyn Edison
Leon was arrested July 11 in College Station and charged with criminal solicitation of capital murder
Cops say Leon’s arrest is involved in the planning of the murder-for-hire plot
Nicolas Shaughnessy and Jaclyn Edison, both 19, were arrested in May month at their off campus apt in College Station, Texas 
The couple who secretly wed in 2017, remained in jail – Shaughnessy’s bond is set at a $3 million and Edison’s at $1 million

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.
Related: Victim’s teen son, girlfriend, arrested in death of prominent Texas jeweller, Theodore Shaughnessy, shot dead in a home invasion ! Nicolas Shaughnessy and Jaclyn Edison, both 19, allegedly behind murder-for-hire plot for jackpot of ‘$8MILLION life insurance payout’

Son of prominent Austin jeweler and his girlfriend, both 19, are arrested in murder-for-hire plot aimed at wiping out his entire family, on March 2 Nicolas Shaughnessy and […]

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.

Nicolas Shaughnessy and Jaclyn Edison. 1.jpgSuspects 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.

 Theodore Shaughnessy 1.pngAustin based jeweler Theodore Shaughnessy, [Photo], was found shot dead inside his Austin home on March 2 when police responded to a 911 call about a home invasion
Authorities arrested the couple in May. They were both 19 years old at the time.

Police said Shaughnessy and Edison may have been attempting to collect $8 million worth of life insurance payouts and the sale of Ted Shaughnessy’s jewelry business reported the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
Leon is currently being held at the Travis County Correctional Complex on a $3 million bond.

 

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