Affidavit: Pregnant woman shoots, kills boyfriend after finding photos on his phone

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A 36-year-old woman accused of shooting and killing her boyfriend over photos she found on his phone was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder, an affidavit said.

Police said Mary Diaz shot her boyfriend, 58-year-old Christopher Jones, in the back earlier this year and left his body decomposing in the home.

According to the affidavit, police conducted a welfare check on Jones at his home Feb. 18 in the 400 block of Susanwood on the East Side after family said they hadn’t heard from him in nearly a month.

When officers arrived, they smelled a strong odor and saw flies in the window, the affidavit said. Police said they forced entry to find Jones’ decomposing body with a gunshot wound.

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Neighbors told police they saw Diaz, who was pregnant at the time, driving his vehicle a week before he was found, the affidavit said.

Police discovered Diaz had been arrested for unrelated charges on Jan. 29, four days after Jones’ family last heard from him.

In her possession at the time of the first arrest, she had Jones’ credit cards, wallet, car keys and cellphone and told police she was trying to sell music equipment and a firearm belonging to her boyfriend because she believed he had run off to California or Ohio, according to the affidavit.

However, Diaz was robbed at gunpoint by a group of men who took the gun and equipment.

When police questioned her about Jones’ death, Diaz maintained that she thought Jones had run off despite having his personal property, the affidavit said.

In March, police tracked down the men who allegedly robbed Diaz and recovered the gun. Analysis showed that the gun in her possession was the same one used to kill Jones, according to the affidavit.

More than a month after Jones’ death, a witness told police Diaz had admitted to shooting Jones after finding photos on his phone that she “didn’t approve of,” the affidavit said. The affidavit did not describe what the photos were.

The witness told police Diaz came to her house on the day of the incident, crying and smelling of intoxicants, the affidavit said.

Diaz told the witness she called 911, but police records indicated otherwise, according to the affidavit.

Diaz is being held in the Bexar County Jail and her bail was set at $250,000.

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