Woman pleads guilty to burglary spree, shooting

Posted at 2:26 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 17:26:22-05

A woman who, along with her boyfriend, carried out a series of residential burglaries in Spring Valley and a holdup in San Diego in which she shot two sisters pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges.

Deanna Rodriguez, 30, faces up to 66 years to life in prison when she is sentenced May 12 in San Diego Superior Court.

On the day her case was to go to trial, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary, three counts of attempted robbery and discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury in connection with the crimes that occurred in the summer of 2014.

During a search of the defendant's residence, police officers and deputies found property stolen during four home burglaries in Spring Valley.

Authorities also said Rodriguez and her live-in boyfriend, Richard Taylor Fox, tried to rob three women -- including two sisters -- on a sidewalk in the 700 block of West Date Street in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood the evening of July 27, 2014.

During the holdup, Rodriguez fired a shot that went through one sister's wrist and into the other's chest, but the injuries were not life-threatening.

Police said Rodriguez fled in a minivan driven by Fox, 20, who pleaded guilty last month to burglary, auto theft and attempted robbery charges. He is expected to be sentenced to 15 years in prison on April 22.