Two Blacks and Two Mexicans Indicted for Shooting Death of White Female Dance Teacher

Clockwise from top left: Zaeveion Zuiqae Denson, Jiovani Morales, Shaundre D’yon Ransom and Shane Allen Diaz

My oh my, what a vibrant gallery of colorful faces.

These people are exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote about “our posterity.”

Times Record News:

Four teenagers suspected in the shooting death of a popular dance teacher have been indicted on capital murder charges, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

Shane Allen Diaz, 17, Jiovani Morales,19, Zaeveion Zuiqae Denson, 17, and Shaundre D’yon Ransom, 18, have all been charged in connection with the murder of 65-year-old Carolyn Sue High.

The four Wichita Falls men were being held Thursday in Wichita County Jail on a $1.5 million bond each for the capital murder charges, according to online jail records.

A Wichita County grand jury indicted each of them earlier this month on a charge of capital murder by terror threat/other felony, court records show. High was allegedly shot in the course of a robbery.

The offense is a first degree felony.

Morales, also known as “Gio,” faces an additional charge of aggravated robbery in connection with a Dec. 9, 2019, incident at a 7-Eleven in the 1200 block of Loop 11.

Police say he and an accomplice menaced a clerk with their guns to rob the convenience store.

Police affidavits gave this account: The four men were driving around looking for someone to rob with Morales at the wheel in the early morning hours of Jan. 26.

They saw High in the driveway of her home in the 3500 block of Cumberland Avenue. Morales told police he stayed in the car while the other three got out to rob High.

Denson held the gun up to High and demanded her purse. She resisted.

Ransom told police that he and Denson got into a confrontation with High, and she was shot. 

Police responded to High’s home about 4 p.m. the next day after her daughter, Tonya Florida, discovered her lying unresponsive in the driveway.

Carolyn Sue High.