UNION COUNTY – Parents will give their lives to protect their children, and that is exactly what a mother of five in Monroe did when two armed men broke into their home to commit a robbery. The men are still at large, and considered armed and dangerous.
In the early morning of July 12 police said the two men broke into the home to with the aim of robbery, but were confronted by Lucero Sosa Capote and her children.
During the confrontation Capote was shot and killed and two of her children were injured, one of them under 12 years old.
“[…] On Wednesday, police said they issued warrants for 25-year-old Byron Blair Watkins and 19-year-old Antwan David Sturdivant.
Watkins, a white male, who is 5 foot 6 and 160 pounds with tattoos on his entire body, is being charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharge a firearm in an occupied dwelling, and assault on a child under 12.
Sturdivant, a black male, who is 5 foot 10 and 180 pounds with short dreads, is being charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and assault on a female.
Police say both men are considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone who sees either man or has any information about their whereabouts is asked to immediately call the Monroe Police Department at 704-282-4700 or the Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600. The information can remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward.”
With the two lowlifes still on the lose, they represent a danger to everyone around them. You never know who may have seen them coming or going as they hide from police, so share this story in the hopes they can be caught and face the justice they deserve.
God help the children that lost their mother in this crime. The pervasive sense of entitlement some people feel to other people’s stuff, and the equally pervasive lack of respect for human life often fuels such tragedy.