Logan Lopez Murdered Mary Beth Lopez: Police


A guy lured his mom to take a look at his apartment, then he defeat her with a hammer and stabbed her with a knife, cops say. Defendant Logan Lopez, 24, was “matter of actuality with detectives” about killing Mary Beth Lopez, 53, reported a spokeswoman for the Clearwater Law enforcement Section in Florida. He allegedly explained he planned this murder for about a 12 months.

“He had claimed that earlier, she experienced enslaved him,” police Main Natalia Illich-Hailey reported in a push conference Sunday (h/t WFLA). “What that suggests, we’re not guaranteed.”

Law enforcement are even now striving to untangle that alleged motive.

“We’re nonetheless attempting to realize the dynamics of all this,” she said.

Logan Lopez experienced no prison background that officers found, Illich-Hailey said. He was detained in February beneath Florida’s mental overall health-similar Baker Act, she stated. There was an incident in the town of Tampa involving another family, and authorities above there contacted Clearwater officers, she explained.

Illich-Hailey did not go into detail about this Baker Act incident or determine the other relatives member. Illich-Hailey declined to go into extensive detail about this and the murder alone, citing respect for the spouse and children.

What she did say was that a neighbor named-in at around 5 p.m. on Saturday about listening to a lady scream for assist. There was banging, then the woman’s voice stopped. Officers arrived. Logan Lopez allegedly stepped out of the apartment and instructed cops he killed somebody inside. Officers stated they found a woman useless inside. It was Mary Beth Lopez.

Logan allegedly informed detectives that he had been planning this killing for a yr. As portion of this alleged confession, he claimed that he lured his mother over to his apartment. His family’s residence had however been having his mail, Illich-Hailey claimed. Mary Beth drove about with the mail. Logan asked her to enter his apartment so he could exhibit off his furnishings, Illich-Hailey said. He allegedly shut the door driving her, struck her multiple moments with a hammer and stabbed her various times with a knife.

“The thing that I’ll put out listed here is that this was a brutal, heinous crime,” Illich-Hailey mentioned. “Just shocks the conscience to be genuine with you.”

Logan Lopez faces a depend of initially-diploma murder. He stays locked up at the Pinellas County Jail. Readily available data do not exhibit a bond sum or an legal professional.

[Booking photo via Clearwater Police Department]

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