Friday, September 11, 2009

DV Murder in Gwinnett

Yet another DV Murder in Gwinnett.

Elba Mejia-Mesa used her dying breaths to remind her strangler of the repercussions his actions would have on the children left behind, according to police testimony Wednesday.

Gwinnett police Officer P. Medina said Mejia-Mesa's accused murderer and boyfriend, Andres Luis Rodriguez-Nova admitted to the killing in the back of his patrol car moments after police found the woman's body in her Norcross apartment.

Without prodding, "(Rodriguez-Nova) just started talking about how, as he was doing it, she started telling him, 'Think about your children, think about my children,'" Medina testified in Gwinnett Superior Court.

Prosecutors believe Rodriguez-Nova, 40, flew into a rage June 22 last year and strangled Mejia-Mesa, 44, with a phone cord because he suspected she was unfaithful. He's charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and false imprisonment in the trial that opened Wednesday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.

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