According to authorities, a 28-year-old woman in Illinois shot and murdered a man in a weird love triangle quarrel.
When the event occurred on Thursday night, October 14, Claudia Resendiz-Florez was staying with two friends—James Jones and his girlfriend—at their home in the community of Rolling Meadows, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The trio was enjoying a drink together when Resendiz-Florez reportedly asked Jones for a kiss, according to prosecutors in Cook County. Jones declined due to the fact that he was seated close to his girlfriend.
According to prosecutors, he then kissed his girlfriend in front of Resendiz-Florez, prompting an envious Resendiz-Florez to ask the girlfriend for a kiss.
When Jones once again refused to kiss her, an enraged Resendiz-Florez grabbed his gun that he had tucked between two couch cushions and aimed it at him, prosecutors said.
Jones tried to push Resendiz-Florez’s arm down as she pulled the safety off and put her finger on the trigger but the gun went off, striking Jones once in the chest.
His girlfriend called 911 and when officers arrived at the scene Resendiz-Flores allegedly admitted to shooting Jones. She was charged with first-degree murder and will be back in court on Tuesday, October 19.
Resendiz-Flores’s public defender Courtney Smallwood said during the bond hearing that her client is married but separated from her husband and is the sole caretaker for three young children. She disputed suggestions that Resendiz-Flores lived with the couple, insisting she lived at her family home in Des Plaines.