“He Could’ve Shot At Their Legs” – Getaway Driver Complains About Home Invasion Death Of 3 Teen Friends
(Via: New York Daily News)
The alleged getaway driver in a deadly Oklahoma home invasion has complained bout the man who mowed down her three friends with an AR-15 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez turned herself in following the fatal incident that left three of her friends dead.
Rodriguez is facing multiple charges of first degree murder and burglary and was being held at Wagoner County Jail without bond. “I understand (the son) protected his home,” she told KOTV from the jailhouse. “He had his rights. Still though, he could have shot at their legs.”
The 21-year-old added that the shooter was “at the bottom of my list for compassion.” Maxwell Cook, 19, Jacob Redfearn, 17, and Jaykob Woodriff, 16, had forced their way into the Broken Arrow home on Monday, but were met with the homeowner’s 23-year-old son, armed with an AR-15.
“I heard them kick in the door. I heard them kick it three times, that’s when I knew the door was open because I could hear it,” she said, explaining she waited with a fifth person outside. In a 911 call, the man told dispatchers he shot two intruders before barricading himself in the bedroom — deputies found a third man’s body in the driveway of the house.
“We all knew what could happen,” she said. “We always said if there’s guns, every man for themselves.” The 21-year-old said she was willing to take responsibility for her role in the break-in — she also admitted they’d stolen things from a detached garage on the same property earlier in the day — but would not take the blame for the death of her friends.
“I won’t take responsibility for the murders, I won’t,” Rodriguez told ABC. “I feel guilty, but I don’t feel responsible.” When asked why they decided to commit the crime, Rodriguez struggled to find an answer. “We were just greedy. We were just greedy,” she toldFox 23. “There was no real reason.”
Rodriguez could be charged under a state law that allows for murder charges to be filed against a person who participates in a crime in which another person is killed. First Assistant District Attorney Jack Thorp said the decisions about charges against Rodriguez and whether the homeowner’s son will be charged will likely be made Monday.
The homeowner’s son could be cleared under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows citizens to shoot another person if they feel their life is threatened.