After the initial meeting between Sutton and the undercover officer, Waco police enlisted the help of the Texas Rangers on May 20. The next day, Sutton and Tijerina met with the undercover officer to plan the murder, arrest affidavits state. Tijerina provided details about Beaudin’s whereabouts and how to carry out the murder, according to police reports.
Tijerina’s attorney, Jessi Freud, disputes the charges.
“Ms. Tijerina is innocent of the conduct alleged in the indictment and we look forward to proving her innocence,” Freud said.
Sutton is represented by Fort Worth attorneys Jeff Kearney and Greg Westfall.
“Seth looks forward to his day in court where he can clear his name,” Kearney said.
Beaudin, 37, was arrested in February on a felony charge of indecency with a child. Woodway police accused Beaudin of sexually touching a 10-year-old family member in December. He has not been indicted by a grand jury, and Beaudin’s attorney, Josh Tetens, has said Beaudin denies the claims.
The grand jury also indicted Johnny Alvin Wilson, 36, on a capital murder charge in the May 22 shooting deaths of Christopher Wilson and Rachel Strickland.
Strickland, 40, and Wilson, 42, were shot outside a home in the 4700 block of Florida Street during a family cookout, officers said. Family members were at the home when a confrontation erupted, Bellmead Assistant Police Chief Brenda Kinsey said.