Suspects in murder for hire case denied bond

Suspects in murder for hire case denied bond

Suspects in murder for hire case denied bond

Florida police have arrested three people in connection with a botched murder-for-hire plot. The three suspects dumped Torres' body 91 miles away in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Ormond Beach.

A woman's body was found Monday in Florida's Ormond Beach and later identified as 42-year-old Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, who had been reported missing in Osceola County.

"However, the suspects continued with their plan of murder and tied the victim with zip ties and then (covered) her head in duct tape and garbage bags", Gibson said. "At last it has all the earmarks of being a darling's triangle".

Deputies say Ishnar Lopez Ramos paid Gloriamarie Quinnones Montes and Alex Ramos Rivera to help her kill a woman who was allegedly involved with the same man as she was.

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

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.

Ramos was arrested Thursday night while using Zengotita-Torres' card to withdraw cash from an ATM in the area, according to authorities.

Zengotita-Torres passed on of suffocation.

Zengotita-Torres moved to Osceola County from Puerto Rico with her 14-year-old-son, husband and father about a year ago, investigators said.

Following a progression of exchanges, police captured Lopez-Ramos, who drove them to the next two suspects for the situation.

"All three confirmed that this was a murder-for-hire and that the victim was mistakenly - again, mistakenly - targeted and murdered as being the person they thought was the intended victim", Gibson said.

"I get emotional, because it touches me so deeply that one of our citizens was killed in such a manner over a mistake in identification, and in the end, it appears to be a lover's triangle".

The woman who was the original target of the plot was told about the scheme, but has turned down an offer of protective services.

Montes, Ramos and Rivera are charged with first-degree murder.