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New arrest made in taxi driver shooting in Gainesville
Ignacio-Mondragon
Ignacio Mondragon

A fifth person has been charged in the killing of a Gainesville taxi driver.

Ignacio Mondragon, 21, of Gainesville has been charged with felony murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, said Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

Mondragon is being held at the Hall County Jail without bond.

Also accused in the killing of Isaias Tovar-Murillo, 46, are Misty Moran, 39,  Margarita Leanos, 28, Nicholas Gonzalez, 24, and Justin Adams, 22, all of Gainesville.

Moran is charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, felony murder, malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Investigators believe Moran “did along, with others, call for Murillo’s cab, place the gun on and about his head, shoot him, and arrange for pickup from the scene,” according to the warrants.

Leanos, Gonzalez and Adams are charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and felony murder.

Tovar-Murillo, who was an independent contractor for Taxi El Palmar, was shot on and around the back of the head, according to the warrants.

“We know that this was a planned robbery,” Bailes said. “(Moran) might have been a fare for the driver, (but) her intent was to rob the taxi driver.”

Tovar-Murillo’s body was found early Monday in woods near Barrett and Dorsey Peek roads. Deputies also found his white taxi, which appeared to have left the roadway and traveled through the woods before stopping behind a house.

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