Case dismissed in relation to Cheyenne homicide

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CHEYENNE, Wyo.- A case has again been dismissed in relation to the Cheyenne homicide where a body was found in a reservoir near the Hereford Ranch in Laramie County.

19-Year-old Raquel Rodriguez was facing one count of accessory after the murder of Justin Robinson. She was found with suspect Armando Ramirez-Serna at a hotel in Kimball, Nebraska that was under her name. Rodriguez told detectives she was Serna's girlfriend, that he had called her for help, and that she drove him to Nebraska days after the incident.

Judge Nau said she dismissed Rodriguez's case because the earlier case involving Serna had been dismissed and there was no evidence of first degree murder.

One of the main arguments made by attorneys was whether or not Rodriguez knew Serna was wanted for murder when she drove him to Nebraska. The defendant argued Rodrigez was only aware that Serna was wanted for questioning and not murder after reading posts on social media. However, after Laramie County Sheriff's Detective Robert Mosbacher came to the stand as a witness and claimed Rodriguez admitted several times during questioning that she was aware Serna was wanted for murder, the state said the 19-year-old seemed to be fully aware.

At this time, it is not known if new charges will be amended and filed for Rodriguez.