Morbidology the Podcast – 166: Lauren Landavazo & Makayla Smith

Podcast released on: 22nd August 2022

It was the Friday afternoon before Labour Day weekend in September of 2016. Two teenage girls from Wichita Falls, Texas, were walking home from school. They rounded a corner and entered an alleyway. Moments later, a gold vehicle pulled up in front of them.


It was the Friday afternoon before Labour Day weekend in September of 2016. Two teenage girls from Wichita Falls, Texas, were walking home from school. They rounded a corner and entered an alleyway. Moments later, a gold vehicle pulled up in front of them.

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Audio Sources:

“Kody Lott Trial Day 1 Part 2 Crystal McCoy & Shooting Victim Makayla Smith Testify”

“Kody Lott sentenced to life for the murder of Lauren Landavazo”

“Kody Lott Trial Penalty Phase Sentencing & Victim Impact Statements”

“Kody Lott Trial Day 3 Officer Gordon and Brad Love Lisa Patterson Testify”

Sources:

Wichita Falls Times Record, 3 September, 2016 – “Wichita Falls Rallies Around Families of Two Girls Shot Friday”

Wichita Falls Times Record News, 3 September, 2016 – “Sibling Describes Victim as Kind, Loving, Intelligent Girl”

Associated Press, 5 September, 2016 – “Texas Man Accused of Shooting 2 Teenage Girls, Killing One”

ABC – 8 WFAA, 2 September, 2016 – “Two Girls Shot in Southwest Wichita Falls”

Wichita Falls Times Record News, 5 September, 2016 – “Arrest Made in Shooting”

Wichita Falls Times Record News, 5 September, 2016 – “Police Release Few Details on Lott’s Arrest”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 September, 2016 – “Wichita Falls Suspect Says he Planned the Shooting of 2 Girls With Devil”

International Business Times, 6 September, 2016 – “Texas Man Shot 13-Year-Old Girl Dead”

Times Record News, 7 September, 2016 – “Suspect: Anger Fueled Attack”

Times Record News, 7 September, 2016 – “Lauren Theresia Landavazo”

Times Record News, 8 October, 2016 – “Benefit Concert to Help Young Shooting Victim”

Times Record News, 18 November, 2016 – “Man Indicted in Shooting of Students”

Times Record News, 12 March, 2017 – “Fighting for Lauren’s Law”

Times Record News, 31 March, 2017 – “Lott’s Parents File New Motion”

Times Record News, 28 July, 2017 – “Lott Now Facing Child Porn Charges”

Times Record News, 2 September, 2017 – “Lauren’s Day Celebrates Teen’s Heart”

Times Record News, 3 September, 2017 – “One Year Later”

Times Record News, 4 September, 2017 – “One Year Later, Family is Still Grieving”

Times Record News, 3 February, 2018 – “Lott to Undergo Exam for Competency”

Times Record News, 12 July, 2018 – “Girls’ Parents Sue Shooting Suspect”

Times Record News, 21 July, 2018 – “Lott Files Notice of Insanity Defense”

Dallas News, 10 September, 2018 – “Trial Begins for Man who Reportedly Said he Shot 13-Year-Old”

Times Record News, 14 September, 2018 – “Makayla Smith Testified at Lott Trial”

Times Record News, 15 September, 2018 – “Graphic Photos Viewed in Lott Trial”

Times Record News, 16 September, 2018 – “Grandparents Discuss Losing Girl, 13”

Times Record News, 18 September, 2018 – “State Rests its Case in Lott Trial”

Times Record News, 19 September, 2018 – “Jury Watches Lott Interview”

Times Record News, 20 September, 2018 – “Lott Found Guilty in Teen’s 2016 Murder”

Times Record News, 21 September, 2018 – “Lott Given Life Sentence for Murder”

Times Record News, 22 September, 2018 – “Lott Murder Trial was Emotional”

Times Record News, 19 October, 2018 – “Kody Lott’s Attorneys File for New Trial”

Times Record News, 7 November, 2018 – “Lott Appeals his Murder Conviction”

San Angelo Standard-Times, 9 November, 2018 – “State Law Defines Crime, Punishment”

Times Record News, 3 April, 2019 – “House Committee Hears from Family of Lauren’s Law”

Times Record News, 12 June, 2019 – “Abbott Signs Lauren’s Law, Named for Slain Teen”

https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/second-court-of-appeals/2019/02-18-00487-cr.html

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