Two Virginia men were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2015 shooting death of Heather Ciccone, authorities announced Tuesday.
Ciccone, 21, was found dead in a car in a stranger’s driveway on December 5, 2015. The Red Robin waitress had been shot in the back of her head, according to WUSA.
Ciccone had called out of work sick on the day she was killed. She left her Spotsylvania home that night after receiving a call about a friend’s car breaking down. The 21-year-old’s was found dead two hours later.
The victim was located outside a home in Piney Branch Road, approximately 30 minutes from where she lived. According to People, authorities were alerted to the shooting after a homeowner called 911 to report a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of his driveway.
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The Free Lance-Star reported a grand jury indicted Joshua Christopher Williams, 29, and Jonathan Julian Vejarano, 28, (pictured left and right, respectively) on Monday. The pair are also charged with conspiracy to commit murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Investigators won’t disclose Williams and Vejarano’s motive or how they knew the victim.
“For the past 15 months, detectives have worked hard with the assistance of the several local jurisdictions to bring the case before a grand jury,” a spokesperson for the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office said, according to WTVR. “Since this is an ongoing investigation, we will not be discussing evidence presented to the grand jury.”
Days leading up to her death, Ciccone ranted on social media about being harassed by another woman. People close to the situation claimed the 21-year-old was getting death threats.
“I hate when a female gets her friend to request me to lurk on my s***. Like I see the girl who don’t like me in your pictures with you. Tell her to man up and send her own request.”
Williams and Vejarano have extensive criminal histories: Williams has convictions for drug charges, malicious wounding, attempted escape, probation violations, and a domestic assault charge; Vejarano has four probation violations and two stolen property convictions.
Vejarano is being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail while Williams is in the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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