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A former adult film entertainer will spend a decade behind bars for the murder of a Florida man that took place last year.
Lauren Wambles, 24, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Circuit Judge Timothy Register for her role in the slaying of 51-year-old Raul Ambriz Guillen, prosecutors announced on Monday. She pled no contest to one count of being an accessory after the fact to second-degree murder with a firearm.
Guillen was last seen alive on July 4, 2020 at Jermaine Odell Peters' home in Graceville, Florida. Nearly two months later, authorities recovered Guillen's body from a shallow grave; he’d been shot to death. A preliminary autopsy confirmed the Guillen had died from a lone bullet wound to the back of his head, according to the 14th Circuit Medical Examiner’s office.
Wambles, along with 44-year-old Jermaine Odell Peters and her former boyfriend, William Shane Parker, were charged in Guillen’s murder last year. She’s the second suspect to be sentenced for Guillen’s slaying after Peters was found guilty of accessory after the fact to second-degree murder with a firearm and conspiracy to commit first-degree tampering with a witness. He was ultimately sentenced to 20 years in prison following a four-day trial in June.
Parker, who is awaiting trial for Guillen’s killing, is facing second-degree murder charges.
Wambles testified against Peters and has agreed to provide court testimony for prosecutors against Parker as well.
“It a nutshell, it all boils down to drugs and money,” Holmes County Sheriff John Tate previously said of the motive in the murder case.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the Alabama Sheriff’s Department, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement previously assisted local investigators during the investigation’s initial stages.
Guillen lived in both Houston and Jackson counties. His family described him as “a kind-hearted and selfless man, a true lifelong jokester, and an unendingly devoted father,” according to a GoFundMe campaign set up following his murder.
“My dad would spend his last penny taking buses, planes, and even walked miles to come see me and my brothers,” his daughter, Rosa Gabriella Ambriz, wrote on the fundraising platform. “He was a type of man to see a cockroach and call it my friend. He always said that, to him, they were just hungry and wanted to join the party. He was the type of man to say hello to everyone and help those in need.”
Joseph Alldredge, an attorney representing Wambles, didn’t immediately respond on Thursday to requests for comment from Oxygen.com regarding his client’s sentence. Mike Cazalas, a spokesperson for the 14th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office also declined to comment this week.
Wambles reportedly starred in dozens of adult films between 2015 and 2018 under the screen name Aubrey Gold, WTVY reported. She had a prior arrest on a felony drug possession charge and had been taken into police custody at least half a dozen times on separate charges, according to the outlet.
Wambles now faces a five-year probationary sentence following her release, officials said.
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