Jaime Meza’s 17-year-old daughter told her boyfriend that her father was abusive. Eventually, Jose Martinez told police, she asked him to kill her dad. Meza was found dead in his Las Vegas home, stabbed about 30 times. Now Martinez, 19, and Meza’s daughter are facing murder charges, KVVU-TV reported.
The teen girl initially told detectives that Martinez was waiting for her to sneak out of the house early Monday, and was confronted by her father when he came inside.
Martinez claimed he tried to defend himself with a knife and then blacked out.
But an anonymous tipster said Meza’s daughter planned the murder and Martinez had been asking friends to help him carry it out. He changed his story and admitted that he stabbed Meza at his girlfriend’s urging as Meza slept in his bed.
Police later recovered the three-inch blade that sunk into Meza’s flesh about 30 times.
When police told his daughter about Martinez’s new statement, she asked for an attorney, according to a police report.
She faces charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Martinez was hit with the same charges, as well as burglary with a deadly weapon.