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A Texas man admitted to hiring a shooter to kill his parents for $ 10,000 to pay for life insurance and to sell millions of dollars of his property for his own gain.
Nicolas Shaughnessy of Austin was charged in 2018 with orchestrating Pay’s murder in which his father Theodore “Ted” Shaughnessy was murdered in March of that year. His father and mother owned a large jewelry store in town and estimated that he would raise about $ 8 million through politics and the sale of his home and family business.
Son of slain jeweller pleads guilty, sentenced to 35 years
The son of a slain Texas jeweller was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday after admitting he hired someone to kill his father.
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A gunman broke into his parents’ home on March 2, 2018, fatally shot his 55-year-old father and shot his mother, Corey Shaughnessy, who escaped unharmed, according to Fox San Antonio. . According to the station, the home’s alarm system had been remotely deactivated.
Police found the elderly Shaughnessy and the family dog dead in the home, investigators said. The mother exchanged blows with the assailant and called the emergency services.
The Shaughnessy family owned Jewelers Galleries in Austin.
Nicolas Shaughnessy was 19 at the time of the crime and was the sole beneficiary of his father’s $ 2 million life insurance policy, according to authorities.
He faces 35 years in prison, despite reports from his mother asking for mercy.
Aerion Smith, also a defendant in the conspiracy, also pleaded guilty and faces 35 years in prison. Shaughnessy was accused of paying him $ 5,000 a month to plan the murders.
The murder case against a third suspect, suspected shooter Johnny Roman Leon III, is still pending.
Nicholas Shaughnessy’s wife, Jaclyn Edison, was also charged with capital murder in connection with the conspiracy. However, according to KVUE, she was released on bail and worked with investigators.
Court records show that she filed for divorce in September 2019.