Mike Lopez has been charged with murder after allegedly firing a shotgun into his mother’s head at the dinner table, then dancing with his sister beside her corpse.
According to police documents, 23-year-old Lopez sat down at the dinner table with a shotgun. His youngest sister, 14, nodded before leaving the room, while his 17-year-old sister got up and locked herself in the adjacent bathroom. “I know you’re going to kill me, and I love you,” Ramirez is said to have told her son. He then “fired a single shot, striking her in the neck and face, killing her almost instantly.”
At this point, according to the affidavit, the 14-year-old returned to the room to stroke her mother’s hair, before Lopez took her hand and began dancing with her. Meanwhile, the 17-year-old sibling escaped through the bathroom window to call a relative who then alerted police.
Law enforcement authorities arrived