DALLAS, Texas - Two men have been arrested for the murder of a Dallas woman who was trying to sell him a phone on Sunday in the Medieval Times parking lot.
Friends of Martha Teran say the 42-year-old mother was trying to take every precaution while selling an iPhone when she met at a public place during daylight on Sunday.
Teran was a real estate agent. She found a buyer on an app called Offer Up and met with him. Her family says the buyer wanted to meet at a different location but Teran refused. Instead, she agreed to make the sale outside Medieval Times. Police say that’s when 22-year-old Lonzell Hunter showed up to rob Teran and killed her in the process.
Police arrested Hunter Wednesday morning and charged him with capital murder. Records show he has a criminal history that includes burglary and evading arrest charges.
Police arrested Javan Jamal Bush, 25, on Thursday and also charged him with capital murder for allegedly driving the getaway car in the shooting. An arrest affidavit revealed Bush texted Hunter that he wasn’t happy with his cut of the money and wanted more.
‘When arrestee Hunter arrived, he produced a handgun and shot Teran after taking her cell phone,” Deputy Chief Thomas Castro explained.
Teran's adult daughter and son witnessed her shooting.
An arrest warrant affidavit says a witness was able to get the first two digits of the license plate on the getaway car. Detectives say there was also an online trail that led right back to Hunter's account.
Cynthia Roberts and her husband, Jim, worked with Teran. They say she was a woman known around the office for her kindness.
“The one thing I remember most about her is her giving spirit and her faith in God and having bags in the back of her car when she's showing properties to give to homeless people in need. That was her heart,” Cynthia said.
“To have someone taken out like Martha, like this... it's just senseless,” Jim said.
Teran's funeral mass is set for Thursday at noon. Several co-workers are raising money to help pay for her funeral costs.
Hunter and Bush are each being held on a $500,000 bond.
Police believe there was a third suspect in the back seat of the getaway car and are working to identify him. They believe he is a black male between 17 and 22 years old.