Seth Sutton, who defended Bandido Jeffrey Lee Battey after the Twin Peaks Ambush in 2015, has been charged along with another Waco attorney with conspiracy to commit murder and spent the weekend in the McLennan County Jail on $1 million bond.
Sutton ran as a Democrat in 2018 against previous District Attorney Abelino Reyna and current District Attorney Barry Johnson but withdrew from the race. Sutton had defended Battey for the murder of Cossack Matthew Mark Smith who died in the ambush. At the time of the ambush Battey was the sergeant at arms for the Denton chapter of the Bandidos. Smith shot Battey in the upper arm. Barret suffered from a complication called “compartment syndrome,” almost lost his arm and was only able to save it by becoming the first Bandiodo to bail out of jail and seek professional medical reatment.
As a result of what has been described as a “sting opetation,” Sutton is accused by an undercover officer of soliciting the murder of another Waco attorney named Marcus Beaudin. Beaudin was previously married to a third Waco lawyer named Chelsea Tijerina. Tijerina who is also charged in the case, is employed by Sutton. Beaudin was arrested and charged in February with molesting an unidentified 10-year-old girl last December.. The girl is related to Beaudin. The attack was reported by her mother. Beaudin denies the accusation.
According to a Waco Police spokesman. Sutton approached an undercover officer on May 14 and proposed that the officer kill Beaudin. According to the police, last Wednesday Sutton offered to get the undercover cop a gun and help him leave town. Last Thusday, Tijerina allegedly told the undercover officer where to fin her es-husband.
Also allegedly, Sutton gave the undercover $300 last Friday in furtherance of the murder for hire plot. Both of the accused were arrested later that day.