Kody Lott is a killer from Texas who would murder thirteen year old Lauren Landavazo
According to court documents twenty year old Kody Lott was jealous that thirteen year old Lauren Landavazo had a boyfriend, he would later admit to being attracted to the the young teen. Kody would shoot the the young teen more than a dozen times and injured her friend who was with her
Kody Lott would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to life in prison
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SID Number: 50459554
TDCJ Number: 02230972
Name: LOTT,KODY AUSTIN
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: TELFORD
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2046-09-03
Inmate Visitation Eligible: YES
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exas man who is accused of gunning down a middle school student and wounding her best friend last week told police he was motivated by jealousy and claimed he planned the attack with the devil.
Kody Lott, 20, confessed to shooting the two friends as they walked home from school together on Friday, admitting he was attracted to the girl he killed but was angry that she had a boyfriend, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Times Record News. He also said he “planned and thought it out after talking to the devil about it,” the affidavit says.
Lauren Landavazo, 13, died after being shot more than a dozen times, while her 13-year-old best friend Makayla Smith survived, authorities said. Makayla told investigators she and Lauren were walking home in an alley near school when she spotted a man she didn’t know in a parked car, according to the affidavit. She said the man made eye contact with her before whipping out a rifle and opening fire on them.
Authorities found 15 shell casings at the scene of the crime, the affidavit says. Police believe Lauren was shot 14 times, and Makayla once.
Lauren had been dating her boyfriend since at least last November, according to her Facebook page. Her family called him her “love” in an obituary.
Lott, who was arrested Sunday, faces charges of murder and aggravated assault and is being held in jail in lieu of $4 million bail, the Times Record News reports. Police had pulled him over after seeing that the vehicle he was driving matched a description of the shooter’s car.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people have donated more than $16,000 to an online fundraising page set up to help pay for Lauren’s funeral, which is set for Thursday.
“Lauren touched the lives of so many people who [could] not help but feel the love and joy for life she had when they were around her,” her family wrote in an obituary. “Her compassion and love for other people made her the most beautiful person inside and out. It was hard to stay sad around Lauren, she simply wouldn’t allow it. She was the lovely, lively heart and soul of our family.”
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A jury gave Kody Austin Lott the maximum punishment for the murder of Lauren Landavazo, 13, and the aggravated assault of Makayla Smith, now 15, after about 18 minutes of deliberation.
Lott is to serve life in prison for the murder and 20 years for the aggravated assault, as well as pay total fines of $20,000. He will receive credit for nearly 750 days served.
By state law, Lott will be eligible for parole after he has served 30 calendar years.
The seven-man, eight-woman jury filed out at 1:01 p.m. Thursday to begin deliberating on the punishment for Lott.
Prosecutors asked the jury for life in prison – the maximum punishment – for Lott and used their final arguments to drive home points about the horror and lasting toll of the Sept. 2, 2016, shooting for victims, family members and witnesses.
“No newspaper or television can bring you the odor of fresh blood,” Special Prosecutor Ron Poole said in the first portion of the state’s closing statements. “You’ve got to be at the crime scene.”
Poole’s voice broke at times while discussing what the witnesses experienced in that Wichita Falls alleyway.
Poole said he needed a tissue as did others during the Thursday morning testimony of Shamekia Smith, Makayla Smith’s mother, but Lott didn’t need one because he doesn’t have a conscience.
“He’s violent. He’s viscous, and he is a predator,” Poole said.
Wichita County Criminal District Attorney Maureen Shelton used images on a projector of words to describe Lott such as “cold” and a photo of Lauren.