• Suspects accused of killing Osceola County woman in botched murder-for-hire plot denied bond

    By: WFTV Web Staff


    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - The three people arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of a 42-year-old Osceola County woman faced a judge Saturday morning.

    According to investigators, Ishnar Lopez-Ramos, 35, allegedly hired Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, 22, and Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, to kill a woman in a relationship with a man Lopez-Ramos loved.

    A judge denied bond for all three after finding probable cause. 

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

    It turns out Zengotita-Torres was mistaken for the target of a murder-for-hire plot, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said

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

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    Zengotita-Torres worked at the same store as the intended target and the two looked similar, investigators said.

    All three suspects gave full confessions and face charges of premeditated first-degree murder, Gibson said.

    "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, and in the end it appears to be a lovers' triangle," he said. "Wow."

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

    The three people charged in her death all came to Central Florida from Puerto Rico in late December, deputies said.

    As she was being led from the Osceola County Sheriff's Office to a cruiser that would take her to jail, Quinones-Montes cried and denied she was involved.

    "I didn't do anything," she said.

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