A 30-Year-Old Texas Woman Turns Herself In

A Texas woman has been charged with murder after she fatally shot her neighbour for supposedly stealing her bouncy house.

Nora Lee Lopez, 30, turned herself into the Austin Police Department on Friday after police issued a warrant for her arrest for the shooting of her 52-year-old neighbour James Traylor.

APD and Austin-Travis County EMS were summoned to the scene last Monday at 8.10 am after multiple bullets were discharged, and where officials found a black man, later identified as James Traylor, with multiple gunshot wounds at the scene and they rushed him to Dell Seton Medical Centre at the University of Texas where he died of his wounds.

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office carried out a post-mortem and established James Traylor’s cause of death as a homicide from multiple gunshots.

An eyewitness told police that Nora Lee Lopez got into a dispute over the alleged robbery of a bouncy house before she shot him multiple times and then fled the scene.

An arrest warrant for first-degree murder was issued for Nora Lee Lopez until she finally turned herself in, and a neighbour told a KXAN that the shots sounded like a bang and that he stayed in his house nearby and heard six shots.

He said that it’s a rough neighbourhood.

Another neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, was also not surprised that a shooting occurred in the rough neighbourhood, and he said that there were children around when Nora Lee Lopez fired the shots.

James Traylor’s death was Austin’s 77th homicide of 2021.

According to the Wall Street Journal, crimes in the city jumped 64 per cent from the first six months in 2019 to the same period in 2020, and the increase of crimes follows a national trend as homicides by 30 per cent around the country, the largest single-year increase the FBI has recorded since it started tracking crimes back in the 1960s.

And this was all over a bouncy house, it really does say something about some people, but then this appears to be the way they settle things in the US with most people armed and thinking that they have the power to fire at anyone they feel like, and this is evidence that people are rooting, tooting guns and armed and ready to pull the trigger, and to experience that rush of power and snuff out a life and in this case for the most bizarre and ridiculous of reasons, they feel perfectly justified in what they’ve done.

A stolen bouncy house is not punishable by death and this is a blatant disregard for human life, and then they pop off to church to worship Jesus. Perhaps they should form a fan club for murdering someone because they stole a bouncy house, but then you’d have to be a bit of a nut job.

The eyewitness said it was a rough neighbourhood, you think? It’s not a law-abiding one, that’s for sure, and you know you’re in the hood when the bouncy house is bigger and looks better than your house, and if you’re wondering why the lady didn’t just call the police. In Austin, thanks to the understaffing of police, unless you have a life or death situation currently in progress, the police won’t show up. They’ll just show up after the person’s death, but stealing doesn’t equal death, and I wonder how much the bouncy house was worth because Nora Lee Lopez clearly thought it was worth a life.

Published by Angela Lloyd

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