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Suspect indicted in Okeechobee woman's slaying

A grand jury indicted a man Tuesday on first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of a Okeechobee County mother of four children.

Christopher Shows, 21, is charged with killing Amanda Suarez, 25, in early December.

A relative found Suarez dead from a gunshot wound to the back of her head Dec. 7 at her home on NW 3rd Street. Shows was arrested 10 days later.

On Tuesday, he was indicted on the following charges:

  • First-degree murder with a firearm
  • Burglary of a dwelling with an assault or battery while armed -- discharge of a firearm
  • Abuse of a dead human body
  • Second-degree petit theft
  • Tampering with evidence

Investigators said Shows had made sexual advances that Suarez rejected.  The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office said he then went to his truck, armed himself with a .22 rifle, went back inside and shot Suarez as she tried to run out the back door.

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