He's accused of hiring a hitman.

The son of Texas jeweler Theodore “Ted” Shaughnessy, who was shot to death in a home invasion in March, has been indicted by a grand jury on a capital murder charge.

Nicolas Shaughnessy is alleged to have "knowingly caused the death of an individual" by hiring a hit man, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Travis County Police took the alleged hitman, Johnny Roman Leon III, into custody in July. He's accused of criminal solicitation of capital murder, a first-degree felony.

Nicolas Shaughnessy and his girlfriend, Jaclyn Alexa Edison -- both 19 years old -- were taken into custody in May and charged with criminal solicitation to commit capital murder.

Ted Shaughnessy, 55, was the owner of Gallerie Jewelers in Austin.

Investigators have said the plan was for Shaughnessy's mother, Corey Shaughnessy, to be slain, too, but she was not hurt. They said the younger Shaughnessy had anticipated getting about $8 million following his parents' death in the form of insurance money and proceeds from the sale of the store and the couple's house.

Read more at the Austin American-Statesman

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