Who is Eric LaMountain? Texas man, 35, accused of shooting ex-GF's lover dead after tracking her location

Who is Eric LaMountain? Texas man, 35, accused of shooting ex-GF's lover dead after tracking her location
The next hearing for Eric LaMountain, who was charged with murder, is scheduled on February 3, 2023 (Austin Police Department)

AUSTIN, TEXAS: A Texas man named Eric LaMountain is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend's new lover dead after using an app to follow her whereabouts and threaten her, stating, "I told you what I would do if you ever cheated on me."

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Austin Police stated LaMountain, 35, shot the new lover, Gavin Wood at roughly 3 in the morning on Tuesday, January 10 "after an altercation," as reported by the DailyMail. Wood, a 37-year-old father of one, was found shot in the chest on the sidewalk in the 1400 block of South Meadows Drive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. LaMountain attempted to flee but was caught just over an hour later. LaMountain's ex-girlfriend admitted to police that he used a location-sharing app to find out she was at Wood's house at the end of December and figured out that she was having an affair with Wood.

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On January 8, the ex-girlfriend confessed to the affair and ended her relationship with LaMountain. The affidavit claims that while she was at Wood's residence two days after the breakup, she received a text from LaMountain.

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LaMountain allegedly told her ex-girlfriend, "I told you what I would do if you ever cheated on me and I still have his address." When she questioned whether he would kill her, he responded, "Not you." He messaged her with images of a gun and a screenshot from a ride-sharing app indicating that he was on his way to Wood's home.

Wood was informed about the messages by the ex-girlfriend but he didn't think LaMountain posed a serious threat, so he stayed and requested the ex-girlfriend to return to her home. The affidavit claims that LaMountain called her while she was driving home to inform her that he had killed Wood.

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LaMountain, who is accused of killing Wood in the first degree, is said to have admitted to wearing only black before getting a ride-share to Wood's house. Police state that he allegedly admitted to hitting Wood over the head with a gun in the front yard of his home.

Records acquired by KXAN stated, "LaMountain said he discharged his firearm until it was empty and the slide locked to the rear." Travis County court records state that LaMountain was charged with murder and given a $1 million bond. The 460th District Court for Travis County in Austin has set the date of his subsequent hearing for February 3, 2023.

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