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Texas woman accused of shooting, slitting military veteran boyfriend’s throat

June 14, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas woman accused of shooting, slitting military veteran boyfriend’s throat

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A woman from Texas is accused of shooting her military veteran boyfriend and then slitting his throat to make sure he was dead after he reportedly made her leave a bar.

Laura Flores Messick, 30, was taken into custody by police after she shot her boyfriend, 40-year-old Chason Montezdeoca, in their home.

Montezdeoca was a U.S. military veteran who served in Iraq, KSAT reported.

After she had been arrested for murder, Messick told authorities that the night of the veteran’s killing, he forced her to leave a bar. When they got back to their house, she purportedly shot Montezdeoca, telling officers that she was thinking “What an a**hole … what a jerk” her boyfriend was for making her leave the bar.

Authorities said Messick took a knife and slit Montezdeoca’s throat to guarantee he was dead and then fled, leaving the victim’s body to be discovered later that night.

Messick remains behind bars on $75,000 bond on first-degree murder charges.

Montezdeoca served in Iraq in 2011 and left the Army in 2013. Among the five honors he was awarded when he left the service were the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Good Conduct Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He was also a father of two.

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