Fairview woman guilty of murder in Tigard slaying
A Fairview woman has pleaded guilty in the murder of her estranged husband, a resident of Tigard, in 2015.
Luis Alberto Aguilar-Estrada, 26, was found dead at home in the 9600 block of McKenzie Street on Dec. 15, 2015. Mariah Lynn Molina and two others were arrested the following May on murder charges.
On Thursday, Oct. 5, Molina amended her original plea of "not guilty," court records show. She pleaded guilty to one count of murder, and the other — related to her committing burglary by entering Aguilar-Estrada's residence without permission — was dismissed.
Aguilar-Estrada was killed by a gunshot to the head at close range, according to Tigard police.
Brennan Surface, one of the other two suspects in the murder case, pleaded guilty to murder in May and also received a life sentence. Investigators said Surface was dating Molina at the time and they believe she asked him and another friend, Charl'z Lavern Warbonnet, to kill her husband.
Warbonnet has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the case. A full trial is set for Tuesday, Oct. 10.
The cases have been before Judge Andrew R. Erwin in Washington County Circuit Court.
KOIN 6 News reporter Jennifer Dowling contributed to this report.