Phoenix, Arizona: 33-year-old Gloria Leonore Reyes is being held in the Maricopa County Jail on $1 million bond after telling police that she "killed a monster."
Officers with the Phoenix Police Department were dispatched to her parent's residence shortly after 10:00 am on Monday, February 21, on a report that someone had been shot.
When officers arrived, they found Reyes' father in the kitchen and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Officers made contact with Reyes and she is said to have led them to the suspected murder weapon which had been placed back into her vehicle.
During the course of investigation, officers learned that Reyes had pulled up to the residence in her red 2009 Nissan Altima despite being barred form access to the home for an undisclosed reason.
Upon exiting the vehicle, she was heard yelling, "I'm here to take his life."
Reyes contacted her mother at the door, but she initially refused to open the door. That was when Reyes is accused of shooting into the ground and then pointing the firearm back at her mother, threatening her.
Her mother opened the door and Reyes is said to have walked into the kitchen where she shot her father. Witnesses told officers that they heard multiple gunshots and observed Reyes standing over the victim.
Reyes then allegedly called 911 to report the shooting.
Citing court documents, KSAZ reveals that "[Reyes] made allegations that her father sexually abused her when she was a child, and stated she killed a monster," while speaking with officers. The document went on to say that "[Reyes] stated she had never reported the past sexual abuse."
Reyes has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder, first-degree murder during a crime, first-degree burglary and six counts of discharging a firearm in a city limit.
Reyes made her first appearance in court on Tuesday, February 22 and is due back in court on Monday, February 28 for a status conference. Her preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 3, 2022.