Nicolas Shaughnessy Wiki – Nicolas Shaughnessy Bio
Nicolas Shaughnessy is the son of a slain Texas jeweler sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday after admitting he hired someone to kill his father.
He entered a guilty plea to a murder charge during a virtual court hearing. According to the Austin American-Statesman, his attorneys in a statement said he accepts full responsibility for his role in his father’s death.
He is 22 years old.
Nicolas Shaughnessy and his now ex-wife, Jaclyn Alexa Edison, were arrested on a criminal solicitation count to commit capital murder in May 2018.
Son of slain jeweller pleads guilty, sentenced to 35 years
The son of a slain Texas jeweller was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday after admitting he hired someone to kill his father.
— Garry Taylor (@Law_doc) April 7, 2021
They were charged with hiring people to kill Shaughnessy’s parents, Ted and Corey
Shaughnessy, who was in the bedroom of the Travis County home during the break-in.
Ted Shaughnessy was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in a hallway. Corey Shaughnessy returned fire until she ran out of ammunition and hid in a closet to call 911, authorities said.
Detectives did not find signs of forced entry into the home, except for one that had been opened in Nicolas Shaughnessy’s bedroom. Detectives discovered he would receive $2 million in the event of his parents’ death.
Arieon Smith, 23, one of several suspects in the case, also pleaded guilty to murder in the same hearing and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Nicolas Shaughnessy Jailed
He faces 35 years in prison, despite reports from his mother asking for mercy.
Aerion Smith, also a defendant in the conspiracy, also pleaded guilty and faced 35 years in prison. Shaughnessy was accused of paying him $ 5,000 a month to plan the murders.
The murder case against a third suspect, suspected shooter Johnny Roman Leon III, is still pending.
Nicholas Shaughnessy’s wife, Jaclyn Edison, was also charged with capital murder connected with the conspiracy. However, according to KVUE, she was released on bail and worked with investigators.
Court records show that she filed for divorce in September 2019.