Judge Tosses Case Against Woman in Cheyenne Killing
A Laramie County Circuit Court judge has dismissed the case against a Kimball, Nebraska woman charged in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man whose body was found in a reservoir on the Wyoming Hereford Ranch.
Judge Denise Nau on Wednesday threw out a single charge of accessory after the fact against 19-year-old Raquel Rodriquez, saying "the hang-up is there's no evidence of first-degree murder."
According to Laramie County Sheriff's Detective Robert Mosbacher, Rodriquez told Kimball County Sheriff's deputies that her boyfriend, 21-year-old Armando Ramirez-Serna, called her on Dec. 1 asking her for help. Ramirez-Serna was wanted for questioning in the Nov. 26 death of Justin Robinson at the time.
The state argued that Rodriquez "knew Armando was wanted for murder" when he called, and that she "hindered his arrest" by picking him up in Cheyenne and taking him back to Kimball, where she got a hotel room for them under her name. The two were arrested at the hotel the following day.
It's unclear, at this point, whether the state plans to file new charges against Rodriquez.