Murder Suspects To Stand Trial

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Three people, charged with first degree murder in the death of Rodney Hunt, will stand trial. Their cases were bound over to District Court Tuesday morning.

Sam Ochoa, Anthony Floyd, and Amber Perez also face charges for use of a weapon to commit a felony.

In court Tuesday, investigators released new details about what happened on October 8, 2013, the night of the murder. Investigators said Hunt and his girlfriend got into a fight earlier in the day. She left and arranged to meet Chelsea Fanning, allegedly to deal meth.

Police said Fanning and Amber Perez, along with Perez's four children, drove together to buy drugs from Hunt's girlfriend, at a hotel near 60th and K Streets. Police said Hunt's girlfriend told Perez about the fight, then left. Hunt later showed up at the hotel and allegedly pounded on the door.

According to testimony, surveillance camera video shows Hunt go go outside the hotel. He then saw two men, later identified as “Silent” and “Guerro,” legal names Sam Ochoa and Anthony Floyd, and ran.

Police said Ochoa, Floyd, and Perez are all friends; in fact, Perez and Ochoa are a couple. At some point in the night, it was determined Ochoa would "rough up" Hunt.

Investigators said they learned from witnesses that Ochoa wrestled Hunt to the ground and Floyd shot Hunt in the back of the head. Hunt did not immediately die. Police said his last words to first responders were "help me."

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