Stephanie MontezAge 47
21 Oct 2017
Corpus Christi, Texas (USA)
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Stephanie was shot in the chest, abdomen, and shoulder in a premeditated attack over the alleged theft of $20. She was found dying on the porch of a home between Corpus Christi and Robstown.
Four people (Jace Montange, Cedric Green, Randy Dorsey and Chloe Huehlefeld) were charged in connection with her murder.
During the trial's first phase, prosecutors argued Green was the leader in coming up with a plan to kill Montez for stealing $20 in change.
Manning said Green, Chloe Huehlefeld, Randy Dorsey and Jace Montange met and organized her death, formulating a plan to lure her out to an abandoned barn near County Road 61 and shooting her.
Huehlefeld was sentenced to 55 years in prison. Green was sentenced to 55 years for murder and 65 years for engaging in organized criminal activity. Dorsey accepted a plea deal in the case for 10 years of probation. If he violates his parole conditions, he could have to serve a 10-year prison term. Montange - the final defendant - was convicted in April 2019 and waits sentencing.
“She just had a great outlook on life. She was very supportive of everyone,” said Ramirez, 44. “… I’m hoping everyone has equal rights. It’s a human life regardless.” “I don’t know why anybody would do this.”
The Advocate and Corpus Christi Caller-Times, 01.10.2017