Utah man is charged with homicide after he ‘shot and killed his mom on the dinner desk then danced along with his sister subsequent to their mom’s physique’
- Mike Lopez allegedly shot his mom useless at house in Springville, UT, on Dec. 23
- Lopez entered kitchen the place Victoria Ramirez, 43, was along with his sisters, 14 and 17
- 14-year-old sister allegedly nodded to brother earlier than each ladies exited the room
- ‘I do know you are going to kill me, and I really like you,’ Ramirez informed Lopez earlier than he allegedly fired a shotgun shell into her neck and face, killing her virtually immediately
- Youthful sister returned to stroke mom’s hair and Lopez took her by arm and the pair began dancing subsequent to their mom’s bleeding corpse, affidavit says
- 17-year-old sister was capable of escape via window and police have been alerted
A Utah man has been charged with homicide after he shot his mom on the dinner desk after which danced along with his 14-year-old sister subsequent to her bleeding corpse, courtroom paperwork state.
Mike Lopez, 23, walked into the kitchen the place his two sisters, aged 14 and 17, have been sitting with their mom Victoria Ramirez, 43, at their house in Springville on December 23.
Lopez sat down with them and pointed a shotgun at his mom earlier than turning to his 14-year-old sister who nodded at him, a police affidavit says.
The lady then bought up and locked herself in an adjoining toilet whereas Lopez’s elder sister additionally left however remained outdoors the door.
‘I do know you are going to kill me, and I really like you,’ Ramirez is claimed to have informed her son earlier than he ‘fired a single shot, putting her within the neck and face, killing her virtually immediately.’
The 14-year-old then returned to the room the place she began stroking her mom’s hair earlier than Lopez took her by the arm and started dancing along with her, in keeping with the affidavit.
Mike Lopez, 23, walked into the eating room the place his two sisters, aged 14 and 17, have been sitting with their mom Victoria Ramirez, 43, at their house in Springville, Utah
The 17-year-old locked herself within the toilet the place she escaped via the window and phoned a relative who then alerted the police.
When officers arrived Lopez was sitting in a crammed bathtub with the shotgun resting in opposition to the bathtub.
Victoria Ramirez, 43, is claimed to have informed her son: ‘I do know you are going to kill me, and I really like you’
Whereas being booked into Utah County jail an officer knowledgeable him that he was being charged along with his mom’s homicide to which ‘he nodded his head affirmatively and started to cry. He subsequently informed the officer, “Somebody informed me to do it,”‘ the courtroom papers say.
Lopez had marijuana in his system and the 17-year-old sister informed officers she believed that her brother had been smoking the medicine with the 14-year-old sister.
‘She acknowledged Mike has been performing actually unusual these days the place he has been meditating quite a bit the place he claims to go to totally different dimensions and speaking about lots of unhealthy individuals,’ the affidavit states.
The sister stated that Lopez purchased a handgun and a shotgun the day earlier than he shot their mom.
Officers famous that the 14-year-old lady ‘was performing very unusual’ throughout her interview.
She informed detectives she and Lopez ‘have been collectively quite a bit these days and so they take turns sleeping to allow them to watch over each other.’
The lady claimed it was not her mom who had been shot and smiled when she was requested about dancing with Lopez within the aftermath.
The doc says that she began to sing a track throughout the interview and ‘didn’t present any emotion.’
Lopez is charged with homicide, a first-degree felony, plus home violence within the presence of a kid and possession of a weapon by a restricted individual, each third-degree felonies.
On Monday, the case was transferred to the 4th District Court docket in American Fork.
He’ll subsequent seem in courtroom on January 12.