KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Two suspects who were charged in a botched murder-for-hire plot will be back in an Osceola County courtroom on Monday.
Investigators say the incident started with a love triangle and ended with the murder of an innocent woman. Two people were reportedly hired to kill a woman who was in a relationship with a man that 35-year-old Ishnar Lopez-Ramos was obsessed with.
However, deputies say that the hired pair allegedly mistook Janice Zengotita-Torres for that rival woman and killed her instead. They were said to have stalked her after she left work at Ross and then followed her home, where they kidnapped her. When they finally realized she was the wrong person, they killed her.
Zengotita-Torres' body was found in Ormond Beach. She had no connection to the three suspects. She just moved to Osceola County from Puerto Rico a year ago and lived with her mother, husband, and son.
Deputies say that all three suspects confessed to the murder. They are being charged with first-degree murder and are facing the death penalty if convicted.
Two hearings are scheduled for Monday. One for Lopez-Ramos and another one of the suspected killers.