Woman charged with murder in Oklahoma home invasion left one burglar for dead: police

carlballou/iStock/Thinkstock(BROKEN ARROW, Okla.) -- Elizabeth Rodriguez, the woman who allegedly drove three teenage boys to a home in Oklahoma where they were shot to death after attempting a home invasion robbery, told investigators that she left one of the burglars for dead, according to police.

The Wagoner County Sheriff's office arrested Rodriguez on three first-degree murder and three first-degree burglary warrants and jailed her without bond after she told them that she had information about a shooting that took place at a home in Broken Arrow, a suburb of Tulsa.

Rodriguez waived her right to an attorney in speaking with investigators today, police said, and claimed that she had no personal connection to Zachary Peters, the 22-year-old victim of the alleged home invasion attempt, whose actions are being investigated as a potential act of self-defense under the state's "Stand Your Ground" law.

Rodriguez told investigators that she planned the incident herself.

Peters lived in a home in Broken Arrow owned by his father, according to police.

Rodriguez surmised that Peters had money, and then selected his home to "hit a lick," they said, referring to an expression which refers to gaining a lot of money in a brief period of time.

Rodriguez and the deceased suspects robbed a spare apartment at Peters' home earlier in the day on Monday, she told investigators.

Later on in the day, the suspects, masked and dressed in black, kicked in a door and encountered Peters, who police said was armed with an AR-15 rifle.

Investigators say that Peters shot at all three burglars in his home.

One of the injured teenagers fled the home after being shot and scrambled to get back inside Rodriguez's vehicle, but she allegedly drove away and left him there to die.

Wagoner County Deputy Nick Mahoney said on Tuesday that two of the teens were 16 or 17 years old and the third was 18 or 19. Brass knuckles and a knife were found among their possessions, he said.

The National Council of State Legislatures notes that Oklahoma is one of 24 states in the country with laws that allow citizens to shoot if they believe the targeted person threatens their safety.

Rodriguez was scheduled to appear in court April 5.

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Man dies after being zipped into suitcase, girlfriend arrested

Man dies after being zipped into suitcase, girlfriend arrestedOrange County Sheriff's Office(WINTER PARK, Fla.) -- A woman in Florida has been arrested in the death of her boyfriend after she allegedly zipped him into a suitcase and left him there for hours, authorities said.

Sarah Boone, 42, called authorities Monday afternoon to report that her boyfriend, 42-year-old Jorge Torres Jr., was dead at her Winter Park home, according to the arrest affidavit. Boone said they were playing hide-and-seek when the couple "jokingly thought it would be funny if Jorge got in the suitcase," and Boone zipped him inside.

Boone said they had been drinking alcohol that night, the affidavit said. She said she then "went upstairs and passed out in her bed."

Boone said she woke up around 11 a.m. when her phone rang multiple times, the affidavit said.

When Boone went downstairs and didn't see her boyfriend anywhere, she "realized that he was possibly still inside the suitcase," the affidavit said. Boone unzipped the suitcase and found Torres unresponsive and not breathing.

When deputies responded to her 911 call, Torres was found lying by the front door near a blue suitcase, the affidavit said. He had a small laceration on his lip and apparent bruising around his eye. Torres was declared dead around 1 p.m.

As authorities investigated, they recovered video from Boone's phone in which Torres was repeatedly yelling out Boone's name, the affidavit said.

Torres was seen on the video pushing on the suitcase, trying to escape, according to the affidavit.

In the video, according to the affidavit, Boone said to Torres, "For everything you've done to me," then laughed and said, "F--- you. Stupid."

Torres repeatedly called out his girlfriend's name, and told her, 'I can't f------ breathe, seriously," the video showed, according to the affidavit. When Torres repeatedly told Boone he couldn't breathe, Boone replied, "That's what I feel like when you cheat on me ... You should probably shut the f--- up."

Arrested: Sarah Boone, 42, for Second Degree Murder in the death of 42-year-old Jorge Torres Jr., who died after Boone zipped him into a suitcase, and didn’t return for hours. pic.twitter.com/JCHWG7WNkp

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Bonne was booked on Wednesday for second-degree murder. She does not yet have an attorney or a court date.

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