A Las Vegas man and his girlfriend were both murdered over his $800 debt on a stolen truck, with the woman's body set alight in the pilfered truck using WD-40. 

Eric Mosley, 31, was shot dead in his trailer in North Las Vegas in the early morning hours of May 9. About half-an-hour later, officials found the body of his ex-girlfriend, Sandra Cruz-Lopez, 39, burned in the back seat of a stolen truck. 

The Clark County coroner later ruled that she died of multiple gunshot wounds before her body was burned, FOX 5 Vegas reports, and ruled her death a homicide.

The shootings reportedly stemmed from an $800 debt Mosley owed Antonio Barry-Edwards, 24, for a stolen truck. 

He is now facing charges in both homicides, including murder, kidnapping and arson.

His girlfriend, Jordan Monahan, 30, is also facing homicide, kidnapping and arson charges in the death of Cruz-Lopez, as investigators claim it was her idea to set fire to the stolen truck with Cruz-Lopez's body in the back seat.

She was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on an open murder charge on Tuesday. Barry-Edwards, who was already in custody for allegedly holding a 4-year-old and his babysitter hostage, was also booked on the new charges.

They are due in court on Monday. 

Mosley was gunned down in his trailer in North Las Vegas early on May 9 


The two fatal shootings began at around 4.45am on May 9, when Mosley was in a trailer he shared with his ex-girlfriend, Sandra Cruz-Lopez in North Las Vegas.

Witnesses at the scene told Las Vegas police at the time they heard multiple gunshots coming from the trailer, after Mosley and Barry-Edwards were seen arguing. 

Barry-Edwards allegedly entered the trailer past a woman who answered the door and shot Mosley several times.

He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, FOX 5 reports.

About a half an hour later, Las Vegas police were notified by Clark County fire personnel of a body located inside a burned vehicle on Bureau of Land Management property east of the city.

The victim was later identified as Cruz-Lopez, and her death was ruled a homicide. 

Antonio Barry-Edwards, 24, is facing charges in two homicides, including murder, kidnapping and arson.
His girlfriend, Jordan Monahan, 30, is also facing homicide, kidnapping and arson charges in the death of Cruz-Lopez, as investigators claim it was her idea to set fire to the stolen truck with Cruz-Lopez's body in the back seat.

Antonio Barry-Edwards, 24, left, is facing charges in the deaths of 31-year-old Eric Mosley and 39-year-old Sandra Cruz-Lopez, as his girlfriend, Jordan Monahan, 30, right, is facing homicide, kidnapping and arson charges in the death of Cruz-Lopez


According to police reports, witnesses claim Cruz-Lopez was at the trailer just before Mosley was shot, and disappeared shortly afterwards.

But about half-an-hour later, a witness said Barry-Edwards made Cruz-Lopez drive the stolen truck up towards Lake Mead with his girlfriend, Monahan.

Cruz-Lopez reportedly asked him why they were doing this to her and brought up the fact that it was Mother's Day, which investigators say, upset Barry-Edwards because his mother was dead.

At that point, Barry-Edwards reportedly told Monahan to 'do it,' as in shoot Cruz-Lopez. Monahan then hesitated, according to the police reports obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and asked 'me?,' to which Barry-Edwards 'said '"never mind," and shot Cruz-Lopez approximately seven times , including once in the face.'

He said it was Monahan's idea to use WD40 to set the truck on fire. 

About a half an hour later, his ex-girlfriend, Sandra Cruz-Lopez (pictured) was allegedly forced to drive a stolen truck east of the city, where she was shot seven times

About a half an hour later, his ex-girlfriend, Sandra Cruz-Lopez (pictured) was allegedly forced to drive a stolen truck east of the city, where she was shot seven times

At first, police said they were investigating the cases as two separate incidents - but announced last week that they are believed to be connected and related to an $800 debt Mosley owed Barry-Edwards for a stolen truck. 

They said that a witness testified that Barry-Edwards 'was upset because he heard Mosley paid for a girl to get her nails done, but failed to pay him... the remainder of the debt.'

And, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, investigators discovered during the course of their investigation that the truck Cruz-Lopez was found in had been reported missing a few days earlier.

After ruling out the owner of the truck as a suspect, they found surveillance footage showing a Chevrolet Silverado driving up to the truck, with one person getting out of the car and driving away in the truck.

Police were later able to find the stolen Silverado, which contained fingerprints belonging to Barry-Edwards and Monahan.

Mosley's mother, Celest Wedermeyer, said she was not aware of the allegations about a stolen truck but says that does not excuse her son's death

Mosley's mother, Celest Wedermeyer, said she was not aware of the allegations about a stolen truck but says that does not excuse her son's death

Mosley leaves behind seven children, including a 2-year-old girl

Mosley leaves behind seven children, including a 2-year-old girl

In an interview with 8 News Now, Mosley's family said they were not aware of the alleged stolen truck, but say that does not excuse his murder.

'I know my son didn't deserve to be killed for whatever reason they say happened or what happened,' Mosley's mother, Celest Wedermyer said. 'He didn't deserve death.'

She described her son as 'a happy person all the time,' noting: 'You never saw him sad.' He left behind seven children, including a 2-year-old daughter.

'I need justice,' Wedermeyer added. 'I want justice.' 

Meanwhile, Barry-Edwards is also facing charges in connection with a day-long barricade at the Highland Inn Motel on May 29.

Police said an officer investigating stolen vehicles came across Barry Edwards standing next to a stolen SUV and a stolen motorcycle at the motel, the Review-Journal reports. 

He allegedly tried to flee on a motorcycle when the cop asked him about the SUV, resulting in a struggle between the two men, according to Law and Crime.

Police said Barry-Edwards tried to reach for a gun inside his vest, so the officer wrote in his report that he 'kicked Antonio two times in the head, which caused Antonio to become startled and lose his balance.'

Barry-Edwards then allegedly ran into Room 113, barricaded himself and eventually used a saw to cut through a wall into an adjacent room where a 4-year-old boy and a woman were taking a nap while his parents were out running errands.

The woman and child fled into the bathroom and were reportedly kept as hostages as Barry-Edwards talked to police negotiators.

Eventually, police report. Barry-Edwards allowed the 4-year-old boy to leave through the hole in the wall, while the babysitter stayed in the hotel room overnight.

She was allowed to leave after 29 hours. 

But it wasn't over - as Barry-Edwards allegedly decided to fire five gunshots at SWAT officers after they were released.

He was ultimately arrested at the scene, and was charged with 14 felonies including kidnapping and attempted murder. 

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