DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Two women charged with murder and evidence tampering in the 2020 stabbing death of a Seattle woman in Dallas, have cut off their ankle monitors and fled while free on bond, a court filing said.
Nina Marano, 50, and her wife, Lisa Dykes, 58, were free on their $500,000 bonds when they removed their GPS trackers on Christmas Day within moments of each other and at the same location, according to court documents filed this week in Dallas.READ MORE: Fort Worth ISD 'Thinks Outside Box', Recruiting Teachers From Mexico
The pair are charged with fatally stabbing Marisela Botello-Valadez.
A police affidavit said she flew from Seattle to Dallas on Oct. 2, 2020, to visit a friend. That friend said she left his apartment on Oct. 4 to meet some friends at a nightclub, and a Lyft driver picked her up.READ MORE: Parker County Sheriff's Search For Thieves Who Rigged Pumps, Stole Thousands Of Gallons Of Gas
Botello-Valadez, 23, never returned to his home and missed her flight back to Seattle. She remained missing until her body was found almost six months later, on March 24, 2021, in a wooded area in Wilmer, about 20 miles southeast of Dallas.
Marano and Dykes were arrested shortly after in Florida.
The 32-year-old suspect remained in the Dallas County Jail Thursday, Jan. 6 on a murder charge and with a bond also set at $500,000.MORE NEWS: Unseasonably Warm Before DFW Temperatures Drop Below Freezing, Bring Chance For Wintry Mix
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