A woman allegedly killed by her estranged husband is being remembered by co-workers as someone they all loved and held with affection, reports KOMO News.
Bellevue, Washington police are calling the shooting death of Anna Max Lopez a domestic violence case.
Authorities arrested 34-year-old Dylan Scott Jennings just seven blocks from the shooting at Sam’s Tavern where she worked. Jennings is being held on $3 million dollars bail.
“The purpose of this business has now changed for us,” James Snyder, owner of the bar, said tearfully to KOMO News. “And the purpose of this business now is to help honor her life.”
The bar plans to raise money for victims of domestic violence to honor Lopez, reported the Seattle Times.
“She’s a really authentic person, a really caring person … who will inspire how we run our company forever,” Snyder said. “It’s such a tragedy and we’re all working through it together.”
According to the Times, prosecutors say Snyder used a hacksaw to break into his brother’s gun safe a week before the shooting. They say the killing is part of an ongoing pattern of psychological, physical or sexual abuse.
Jennings allegedly shot Lopez in front of her boyfriend because he wanted the other man “to live with it.”
“The defendant confessed to investigators that he killed his estranged wife because she was involved with someone else,” Petersen wrote in charging papers obtained by the Times. “During the interview with investigators, the defendant showed no remorse and blamed his estranged wife for leaving him and for dating someone else. He referred to his actions as ‘taking care of business.’”
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