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Pair indicted in fatal shooting of man, woman at Far East Dallas motel

A 29-year-old Dallas man indicted last week on a count of capital murder is the second person to be charged in a double slaying at a Far East Dallas motel in December.

A Dallas County grand jury handed up the indictment last week against Andre Munoz in connection with the shooting deaths of Miqueas Rangel, 34, and Roxanne Rodriguez, 27, on Dec. 12. He was arrested Jan. 15 and is in custody at the Dallas County jail, with bail set at $750,000.

Nita Winona Vasquez, 33, was arrested on a capital murder charge Dec. 17 and remains behind bars, with bail set at $1 million. She also was indicted last week.

Attorneys for the pair could not immediately be reached for comment

Police were called early Dec. 12 to the Super 8 motel in the 8900 block of East R.L. Thornton Freeway, where they found Rangel lying dead in the grass.

Officers followed a trail of blood from him through a breezeway to Rodriguez’s body just outside a motel-room door.

According to an affidavit, surveillance footage showed Rangel firing a gun and taking cover. Another man leaned around a corner and returned fire — killing Rangel — then took his gun.

The footage showed the gunman talking to Vasquez after the shooting, police said. He appeared to hide a gun in the trunk of a black Cadillac sedan and the two left in the car, which was driven by a third person, the affidavit says.

Detectives said they connected the car’s license plate to Vasquez. They also spoke to a witness who said Vasquez called him to say that she’d been involved in a shooting and needed money to leave town, the affidavit says.

Police have not said how they linked Munoz to the shooting.In 2014, Vasquez testified in a capital murder trial after authorities said that her mother, her mother’s boyfriend and his two brothers took part in the kidnapping, robbery and fatal stabbing of 43-year-old William Bailey, whose body was found in a southeast Oak Cliff creekbed months after he was reported missing in 2011.

The defendant in that trial, Albert Ayala Jr., was convicted and sentenced to life behind bars, without the possibility of parole. State records indicate that he died in prison in 2018, at age 46.

Vasquez’s mother, 51-year-old Angie Gloria Vasquez, who authorities said lured Bailey to a Mesquite apartment before he was killed, was found guilty of capital murder in a 2015 trial and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Angie Vasquez’s then-boyfriend, 53-year-old Danny Ayala, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison. The other brother, 36-year-old Adam Ayala, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was given a 15-year prison term.

Prosecutors granted Nita Vasquez immunity in the murder case for her testimony against Albert Ayala Jr.

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