Thursday, April 25

Houston Police looking for man charged with capital murder for killing a 65 year old woman on Valentine’s Day

A suspect has been charged in relation to the fatal shooting of a woman at 874 Yorkchester Drive on February 14th. The suspect, 17-year-old Owen Leonardo Vilanova-Ardon, has been charged with capital murder in the 337th State District Court. He is accused of being involved in the killing of Judy Walters, 65.

According to HPD Homicide Division Detectives A. Vinogradov and D. Crowder, HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex on Yorkchester Drive and found Ms. Walters suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Investigators discovered that at least two suspects, described only as young males with medium complexions and wearing black bandanas, shot Walters and pulled her out of her vehicle. They then stole the vehicle, a white Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, and struck Walters with it as they fled eastbound on St. Mary’s Lane.

Further investigation led to the identification of Vilanova-Ardon as one of the suspects. On March 14th, detectives took him into custody and subsequently charged him in the shooting. If anyone has information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the wanted suspect, they are urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS


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