Uncle, 44, shoots dead his niece, 21, with 'whom he was having a secret sexual affair'

Mail Online | 7/30/2019 | Dailymail.com Reporter
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A Florida man is being accused of shooting dead his much-younger niece with whom he was having a secret sexual affair, police said.

Stephen Myers, 44, allegedly followed 21-year-old Winnie Mendoza home before killing her at around 8 a.m. on July 26, according to Miami-Dade police.

Myers - Mendoza - Aunt - Affair - Years

Myers, who is married to Mendoza's aunt, said he's been having an illicit affair with her for the past two years.

Officials said that as Mendoza got out of her car, the suspect approached her with a firearm and demanded to know who she had been with all night.

Argument - Myers - Victim - Times - Scene

They got into a heated argument and Myers shot the victim multiple times and fled the scene.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired at the corner of Southwest 152nd Avenue and Southwest 307th Street in the Leisure City neighborhood.

Mendoza - Mother-in-law - Body - Driveway - Front

Mendoza's mother-in-law reportedly found her body lying in the driveway in front of her house.

Officials said they recovered a gun at the scene.

Myers - Home - Wife - Luisa - Amanda

Myers drove home and confessed what he had done to his wife, 34-year-old Luisa Amanda Mendoza, WPLG Local10 reported.

The couple have two sons, police said.

Suspect - Home - Keys - Landing - Community

The suspect fled his home in the Keys Landing community in Homestead but was tracked down by police soon after.

He later gave officers a full confession about the shooting, the arrest report said.

Miami-Dade - Police - Department - Myers - Mendoza

According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Myers said he was jealous because he believed Mendoza had spent Thursday night with someone else.

Myers, who appeared before a judge on Saturday, has been charged...
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