MURDER USA Look what the crazy granddaughter Shannon Lozano living in the house is accused of doing to her great-grandmother!
NEWS & COMMENTARY
WHEATON, MD. – When it isn’t an MS-13 murder in pricey Montgomery County, it’s a crazy druggie living in the family basement that escapes to burglarize and murder the neighbors to have spending money for use on the family cruise to Alaska. Or maybe, to just kill Granny when slinking out of the basement.
This newest act of depravity in Montgomery County is told best by the Montgomery County Police Homicide detectives who tracked down and arrested the great-granddaughter of the victim. Whether the case is ever tried in court or eventually a Judge assigns her to the Patuxent Institution will be evaluated in the future.
WARNING TO ELDERS: Since a picture tells a thousand words, this alleged granny-killer may see a life sentence in the nuthouse. Grandparents who think they can “save” their lost offspring just don’t realize the effects that dangerous drugs have on the minds of the abusers. Murder of Ruth Ann Knave.
Detective M. Kwarciany from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division arrested Shannon Marci Jefferson Lozano, 22, of 10512 Cascade Place in the Wheaton area, on March 24, 2018, for the first-degree murder of her great-grandmother, 80-year-old Doris Elizabeth Shelton of the same address.
Police say that on March 23rd, at approximately 3:19 pm, the victim’s husband called 911 to report that he had come home and found his wife unresponsive and not breathing. Police and Fire & Rescue responded to the residence on Cascade Place and confirmed that the victim was deceased.
The initial investigation by officers at the scene revealed that there was apparent trauma to Shelton’s body.
The victim was found under a chair and bleeding.
Officers began to investigate the death as a homicide. Shelton’s great-granddaughter, Lozano, was developed as a suspect in the death. A lookout was placed via the police radio for Lozano and Maryland- National Capital Park Police Officers arrested her a short distance from the home.
Major Crimes detectives responded to the scene and began to investigate the homicide. Lozano was interviewed by investigators at Police Headquarters and made a statement implicating herself in the assault of her great-grandmother. Lozano was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree murder. She is being held without bond and has a preliminary hearing set for April 20, 2018.
The victim’s body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to confirm the cause and manner of death.
Lozano was charged with domestic violence in April. 28, 2017 in District Court for Prince George’s County and a victim sought a peace order to keep her away from the home, place of employment, to abuse, contact or otherwise touch or bother that person. On Nov. 2, 2017, the order was dismissed for lack of service of the charges on the accused by the Sheriff.
Prior Criminal Charges Defended by Attorney James F. Shelton
District Court records show that charges against Shannon Lozano placed by Montgomery County Police Officer D. Fitzpatrick on July 29, 2013, for theft, obstructing and hindering as well as resisting arrest were all dropped by the Montgomery County States Attorney on Dec. 3, 2013. Representing Shannon was attorney James F. Shelton, of Olney, Md.