A man who was arrested in July in connection with what authorities described as a murder-for-hire plot that left a prominent Austin jeweler dead now faces a charge of capital murder.
Johnny Leon had been arrested in College Station this summer on a charge of criminal solicitation of capital murder in the death of Ted Shaughnessy, the owner of Gallerie Jewelers.
Shaughnessy’s son, Nicolas, and Nicolas’ wife Jaclyn Edison also have been charged with solicitation to commit capital murder in the case.
In a tweet on Monday, the Travis County sheriff’s office said Leon was indicted on a charge of capital murder.
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Johnny Leon indicted by Grand Jury for Capital Murder in the Shaughnessy Homicide case.— Travis County SO (@TravisCoSheriff) September 10, 2018
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