Florida Woman Becomes Victim Of Mistaken Identity In Murder-For-Hire Plot


The "murder-for-hire", deputies say, became a case of "mistaken identity", as the victim was not the intended target.

Authorities late Friday announced three arrests in the death of 42-year-old Janice Zengotita-Torres, of Kissimmee.

"This woman lost her life for no reason".

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

Zengotita-Torres struggled and Ramos-Rivera beat the victim until she was unconscious, he said, and then they dumped her body in Ormond Beach, Florida. Zenogotita-Torres is survived by her husband, son, and mother.

A Florida woman found dead on the side of the road was mistakenly targeted in a murder-for-hire plot sparked by a love triangle, police said. The victim suffocated from the garbage bags on her head.

Investigators told WFTV that Ishnar Lopez-Ramos, 35, allegedly hired Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, 22, and Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, to carry out a hit on a woman he had been in a relationship with.

But Lopez-Ramos, Ramos-Rivera and Quinones-Montes apparently mistook Zengotita-Torres for the intended target, the sheriff's office said.

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According to the station, the pair, both 22, kidnapped Zengotita-Torres after she left work Sunday and drove home.

The sheriff's office added that the suspects did not realize that they had abducted the wrong person until they reached her house in Orlando, however, even after that they continued with their alleged plan.

The hijackers at that point professedly constrained Zengotita-Torres to give them her ATM card and data so they could pull back cash from her record.

The three suspects are each facing first-degree murder charges.

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

She gave a full confession and led police to the other two suspects.

"I get emotional because it just touches me so deeply that one of our citizens was killed in such a manner over a mistaken identification", Gibson said at the press conference Friday, "and in the end, it appears to be a lover's triangle".

"All three confirmed that this was a murder-for-hire and the victim was mistakenly, again mistakenly, targeted and murdered", Gibson said.