Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Hitmen kidnap, torture, and murder wrong person

Hitmen kidnap, torture, and murder wrong person

Three suspects are in custody for the kidnapping and murder of a Florida woman in what authorities say was a murder-for-hire orchestrated by a jilted lover.

"I get emotional because it just touches me so deeply that one of our citizens was killed in such a manner over mistaken identity", Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said.

As per agents, Ishnar Marie Lopez-Ramos was hoping to kill a lady who was included with a man she additionally had sentimental affections for, as indicated by Fox 35.

The target worked at the same store as Zengotita-Torres, and she reportedly bore a close resemblance to her.

Zengotita-Torres moved to Osceola County from Puerto Rico with her 14-year-old-son, husband and father about a year ago, investigators said. They followed her to a parking lot near her home where they allegedly abducted her, forcing her into their vehicle before speeding away.

The kidnappers then allegedly forced Zengotita-Torres to give them her ATM card and information so they could withdraw money from her account.

The pair allegedly mistook Zengotita-Torres for the target, but even after realizing she was the wrong person, they allegedly bound her and suffocated her with garbage bags, Gibson said.

Analysts trust they did in the end acknowledge they'd grabbed the wrong individual yet "proceeded with their arrangement of murder and tied the casualty with zip ties, and after that her head in channel tape and junk sacks", Gibson said.

Lopez-Ramos then hired Alexis Ramos-Rivera and Glorianmarie Quinones Montes to carry out the murder, the station reported.

Ramos-Rivera and Montes continued to use Zengotita-Torres' cards after they dumped her body, prompting authorities to stake out ATMs in the area.

As WFTV reported, Gibson told reporters that all three suspects "confirmed that this was a murder-for-hire and that the victim was mistakenly targeted and murdered".

The three suspects, all of whom moved to Florida from Puerto Rico on December 26, told authorities it was a botched murder-for-hire plot in which Zengotita-Torres was mistakenly targeted.

They have each been jailed and are facing charges of murder.

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