Suspects in murder for hire case denied bond

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The suspects followed the wrong woman out of the dark store and to her apartment where they "forcibly put the victim into the back of her own vehicle, and then drove away", Gibson said.

An utility laborer found the assemblage of Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres Monday morning, a day after she was first detailed missing by her family, My News 13 revealed.

Janice Zengotita-Torres was leaving a Ross store in Florida on Monday when all of a sudden, two suspects allegedly robbed her of her ATM card and killed her, officials from the Osceola County Sheriff's Office told WESH News.

Alexis Ramos Rivera, Glorian-Marie Montes, and Ishnar Ramos were ordered no bond.

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

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 chose to continue with their plan.

Following a series of transactions, police nabbed Lopez-Ramos, who led them to the other two suspects in the case.

Sheriff Gibson said, "However, the suspects continued with their plan of murder, and tied the victim with the zip ties and then her head in duct tape and garbage bags". She died of suffocation.

Zengotita-Torres' vehicle was later found in Orange County, Gibson said.

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.

The three suspects, all of whom moved to Florida from Puerto Rico on December 26, told authorities it was a botched murder-for-hire plot in which Zengotita-Torres was mistakenly targeted.

Zengotita-Torres was not that woman. The sheriff's office said it has located the intended victim, who declined offers from authorities to protect her. Ramos and his girlfriend were later arrested at a hotel near Orlando, Gibson said.

"I didn't do anything", she said. He said she moved to Osceola County from Puerto Rico a year ago and lived with her husband, her 14-year-old son and her mother.

Lopez-Ramos, Ramos-Rivera and Quinones-Montes have been booked in Osceola County Jail and face charges of premeditated first-degree murder, according to jail records.

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