Suspects in murder for hire case denied bond


Authorities found her body on Ormond Beach days later, miles away from her home.

Gibson says Rivera beat Torres while her head was covered, and he says she died of suffocation.

But the scheme missed its mark, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson told WFTV, as a 42-year-old Osceola County woman, with no apparent relationship to the perpetrators, was mistaken for the intended target and brutally killed.

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

"The suspects continued with their plan of murder and tied the victim with zip ties, and then her head in duct tape and garbage bags", he said, according to the station.

She chose to contract Alexis Ramos-Rivera and his sweetheart, Glorianmarie Quinones Montes, to slaughter the lady, yet they confused Zengotita-Torres for their objective and stole her.

Lopez Ramos was tracked down through the stolen bank card and was caught while making a withdrawal with it, all while reportedly wearing the victim's clothes.

Zengotita-Torres was not that woman.

Zengotita-Torres went missing on January 8.

She confessed and implicated Montes and Rivera, who were arrested at a hotel in Orange County.

"Every one of the three affirmed this was a murder for enlist and that the casualty was erroneously focused on and killed", the Sheriff said.

And last Sunday night, detectives say they kidnapped a woman who they thought was that rival.

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

Gibson became emotional when discussing the case with reporters Friday evening.

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. They were booked on murder charges into the Osceola County Jail. "This mother, this wife, this daughter, for no reason at all", Gibson said, WESH reported. Their criminal history was not immediately available.

All three suspects were denied bond Saturday during their first appearances before a judge.