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Hitmen kidnap, torture, and murder wrong person

Hitmen kidnap, torture, and murder wrong person

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.

Three people accused of killing a 42-year-old woman in Osceola County faced a judge Saturday morning.

She made a decision to hire Alexis Ramos-Rivera and his girlfriend, Glorianmarie Quinones Montes, to kill the woman, but they mistook Zengotita-Torres for their target and abducted her instead.

The suspects took after the wrong lady out of the dim store and to her condo where they "coercively put the casualty into the back of her own vehicle, and afterward headed out", Gibson said.

A utility worker discovered the body of Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres Monday morning, a day after she was first reported missing by her family, My News 13 reported.

They drove the victim to an ATM and made her to hand over her PIN and ATM card, then Ramos withdrew cash from her account, authorities said.

Gibson said that's when Ramos and Rivera realized they had abducted the wrong person, but made a decision to continue with their plan.

Russell Gibson, Osceola County Sheriff, said, "This was a murder for hire".

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According to the sheriff's office, Ramos hired Rivera and Montes to kill a woman that was in a relationship with a man she claimed to love.

"They were remarkable, strong and instrumental in catching the suspects".

Gibson says Rivera beat Torres while her head was covered, and he says she died of suffocation. The sheriff's office said it has located the intended victim, who declined offers from authorities to protect her.

One station reported that Gibson choked up as he announced the arrests. He said all three confessed.

"It was just a mistaken identity, I don't say that lightly, that this woman lost her life for no reason".

Gibson became emotional during a news conference, choking up as he talked about the victim, who came to Kissimmee with her husband, teenage son and mother.

Gibson said the suspects had moved to central Florida from Puerto Rico in December.


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