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

Janice Zengotita Torres                       Wilfredo Sanchez

Investigators say Janice Zengotita-Torrres, 42, was killed after being mistaken for the target in a murder-for-hire plot in Osceola County, Fla.

Zengotita-Torres was allegedly tied and beaten unconscious before the suspects transported her in their vehicle to Volusia County.

The suspects spotted Zengotita-Torres as she left a store at a shopping center where she worked in Osceola County late Sunday night.

Ramos beat the woman until she passed out, Gibson said, and she eventually died of suffocation from the garbage bags.

According to a report in the ABC News, Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, and his girlfriend Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes were supposedly hired by Ishnar Lopez Ramos, 35, to kill a woman who was in a relationship with another man, Ramos's romantic rival.

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.

Investigators believe Zengotita-Torres, the married mother of a 14-year-old boy, was kidnapped and killed instead of the intended victim.

Ramos was arrested Thursday night while using Zengotita-Torres' card to withdraw cash from an ATM in the area, according to authorities. "This mother, this wife, this daughter - for no reason, at all", Gibson said.

Gibson said that's when Ramos and Rivera realized they had abducted the wrong person, but made a decision to continue with their plan.

"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", Gibson said.

Ramos-Rivera, Montes and Lopez-Ramos have all been charged with first-degree murder.

"All three confirmed that this was a murder-for-hire and that the victim was mistakenly targeted and murdered", Gibson told WFTV. Lopez-Ramos gave a full confession to authorities and implicated the other two suspects, who were subsequently arrested and provided full confessions as well, according to the sheriff's office. They were booked on murder charges into the Osceola County Jail.

The woman who was the intended target of the murder-for-hire plot has been notified about the scheme against her but has denied protective services, deputies said.

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