METRO COPS Liliana Quezada METRO POLICE Diana Michelle Cordon The DNA of two women accused in a drug robbery-related slaying previously this year was discovered on a ball cap and a guitar case discovered at the scene and on the gun that fired the fatal round, inning accordance with a Metro Authorities detain report.
That evidence– combined with witness descriptions of the suspects, and an unnamed tipster who reported hearing one of the females extol how easily she ‘d eliminated somebody throughout a robbery– led detectives to Diana Michelle Cordon, 26, who was jailed on Tuesday, and Liliana Quezada, 27, who was picked up over the weekend, police stated.
Both are accused in the Jan. 19 shooting that led to the death of Donald Paciotti, 59, police said.
Officers and medical crews were dispatched about 1:30 a.m. to a house in the 3900 block of Spring Road, near Rancho Drive, north of Vegas Drive.
Paciotti was shot in a casita where he lived and from where he presumably sold methamphetamine, cops said. After the shooting, he went into the primary home and informed its resident, a buddy and his roommate that he ‘d been robbed.
He had a gun on him, even though he didn’t own one, which led his roomie to assume he ‘d wrestled it away from the shooter, authorities said.
He underwent surgery at University Medical Center but passed away days later, authorities stated.
Detectives discovered the casita in chaos, which suggested there was a battle, police stated. On the cooking area flooring, they discovered a baseball cap that had obviously been knocked away throughout the physical conflict.
The DNA on the hat, along with the one discovered on a guitar case that had actually been brought to Paciotti previously at night, matched Quezada’s, authorities stated.
DNA on the weapon– which was concealed from police by the roommate, but turned over the next day– matched Cordon’s.
A set of witnesses told investigators they were at the casita when Quezada and Cordon arrived at some point prior to the shooting, but the witnesses left when one of the ladies requested personal privacy during a drug settlement with Paciotti.
It wasn’t instantly clear exactly what occurred next, but eventually before the shooting, someone required their method into the casita, authorities said.
In July, investigators spoke with a tipster who knew Quezada and Paciotti and who informed them Quezada had actually said she robs drug dealerships at gunpoint. She also stated that she ‘d eliminated somebody throughout a burglary which “it was that simple … you don’t understand the power that I felt … all I did was f —– g pull the finger,” according to the arrest report.
Quezada and Cordon, who have comprehensive criminal records, stayed reserved at the Clark County Detention Center on murder, break-in and theft counts, prison logs show.