A 17-year-old girl and her boyfriend have been charged with murder for allegedly killing her mother and stealing her car in New York before being stopped by Missouri police for traveling 111mph.
Chief Drew Forsythe of the Greece Police Department on Tuesday announced murder charges against Hannah Thomas and Richard Avila, 16, in the killing of Otillia Piros, 36, at her home in Greece, New York, during a press conference.
Forsythe called the killing ‘egregious and sickening,’ and said that the teenagers had shot Piros twice in the head sometime between December 28 and 29.
‘What makes this case even more egregious and sickening is the fact that Otillia was executed in her own home at the hands of her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend,’ Forsythe said.
The teenagers are residents of Arizona and were visiting Piros over the holidays, police said.
They were stopped for speeding on December 29 driving west through Saint Robert, Missouri, and police there decided to call the department in Greece to confirm that Piros had given them permission to use her car.
According to WHAM, an officer pulled the vehicle over for traveling 111mph. Authorities said Avila was driving and Thomas was in the passenger seat.
Court documents allege that Thomas claimed the vehicle belonged to her grandmother.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Valerie Edwards