On March 27, three teens in Oklahoma decided to break into a home in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow. The teens shattered a glass window and entered the house wearing black clothes, masks and gloves. They were armed with brass knuckles and a knife. They were confronted by the homeowner’s 23-year-old son, who had armed himself with an AR-15 rifle and all three were shot and killed.
Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, 21, was parked outside acting as the getaway driver. She has been jailed without bond on murder and burglary charges after turning herself in. Under Oklahoma law, a person who took part in a crime in which people were killed could be charged with murder.
On Thursday, Rodriguez was interviewed by FOX 23.
“I feel responsible for the actions that were taking place … but I don’t feel responsible for their murders,” she said. “We always said if there were guns … every man for themselves.”
Two of the three teens that were killed in the botched robbery lived with Rodriguez, a mother of three.
Rodriguez told FOX 23 that they had decided together to target the house near the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow.
“We were just greedy … there was no reason,” she said.
In fact, this was the group’s second time robbing that same house. On March 24, they broke into that house and stole liquor from a game room in a detached garage.
The homeowner’s son has not been arrested per Oklahoma’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows citizens to shoot someone if they believe their safety is threatened. Oklahoma is among 24 states with such a law.