MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man accused of shooting and killing his niece in Miami-Dade, appeared before a judge on Saturday.

Stephen Myers, 44, who is facing a second-degree murder charge for the Friday morning killing of 21-year-old Winnie Mendoza, was denied bond.

Miami-Dade police said Myers, who is married to Mendoza’s aunt, had been having a secret sexual relationship with her for the past two years.

Winnie Mendoza (Source: Facebook)

According to authorities, Myers followed Mendoza home.

As Mendoza got out of her car, Myers exited his truck with a firearm and demanded to know where she had been all night, police said.

The arrest report says Myers then shot Mendoza multiple times following a heated argument.

Mendoza’s body was later found by a family member on a driveway near SW 152nd Avenue and 307th Street.

Myers fled the scene, but later confessed to his wife that he had shot her niece, authorities said.

Myers gave officers a full confession about the shooting, the arrest report said.

Another one of Mendoza’s uncles, Angel Calderon, said she was a very good girl, who worked two jobs and was studying to become a pharmacist.

“We are a big family and we all feel terrible. They are all here right now,” said Calderon.

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