The victim, Edixon Velasquez, 25, was fatally shot Tuesday after he agreed to meet his ex-girlfriend outside his Seattle home, police say. She acknowledged being there that evening, but said she doesn’t know the gunman.
Seattle police say a 21-year-old Burien woman lured her ex-boyfriend out of his West Seattle house Tuesday evening so he could be gunned down by an accomplice, according to King County prosecutors.
Anna Kasparova was arrested early Wednesday, and a judge on Thursday found probable cause to hold her on investigation of homicide, setting her bail at $500,000.
Prosecutors charged her with first-degree murder on Friday and requested that her bail be increased to $1 million.
Though Kasparova isn’t accused of fatally shooting 25-year-old Edixon Velasquez, she is alleged to have lured him into an ambush.
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Kasparova “appears to have set the victim up for this murder, luring him out of his home with a ruse,” King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Wyman Yip wrote in charging papers. “Even more chilling is the fact that the defendant appears to have no remorse for her substantial role in this murder.”
Her alleged accomplice remains at large, according to police.
According to the charges, Seattle police responded to a report of gunshots in the 8100 block of 31st Avenue Southwest just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, and found Velasquez lying in the street with gunshot wounds to his chest and right leg.
Velasquez died at the scene.
His roommates told police the victim’s ex-girlfriend, who they identified as “Anna,” had called Velasquez and told him she urgently wanted to meet him at his house. As the three roommates were about to sit down to dinner, the suspect texted Velasquez to say she’d arrived but didn’t want to come inside, and asked him to come out, charging papers say.
The roommates questioned why she didn’t just come in, but then Velasquez announced he was going outside to help her park her car.
Velasquez was gone only a couple of minutes before his roommates heard a gunshot, the charges say.
One of the roommates went outside and saw the ex-girlfriend get into her car, which was parked outside the house, and drive off. He then saw Velasquez lying in the street.
Police obtained video-surveillance footage from one of Velasquez’s neighbors that showed a black sedan pass Velasquez’s house at least twice before stopping near the…