Claudia Resendiz-Florez, a 28-year-old woman in Illinois, United States, has shot and killed a man in a bizarre love triangle dispute.
Resendiz-Florez was staying with two friends—James Jones and his girlfriend—at their home in the city of Rolling Meadows, when the incident unfolded on October 14, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Prosecutors in Cook County said that the trio were having a drink together, when the suspect allegedly asked Jones for a kiss.
Jones declined because he had a girlfriend who was sitting right next to him.
He then kissed his girlfriend in front of Resendiz-Florez, prompting the envious suspect to ask Jones again for a kiss.
When Jones again refused to kiss her, an enraged Resendiz-Florez grabbed her gun that she had tucked between two couch cushions and aimed it at him, prosecutors said.
Jones tried to push Resendiz-Florez’s arm down as she pulled the safety off and put her finger on the trigger but the gun went off, striking Jones once in the chest.
His girlfriend called 911 and when officers arrived at the scene, Resendiz-Flores admitted to shooting Jones.
She was charged with first-degree murder and will be back in court on October 19.
Her public defender, Courtney Smallwood, said during the bond hearing that her client is married but separated from her husband, adding that she is the sole caretaker for three young children.
Smallwood disputed suggestions that Resendiz-Flores lived with the couple, insisting she lived at her family home in Des Plaines.
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