SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. District Court Judge Pedro A. Delgado Hernández sentenced Luis Enrique Valentín-Ramírez to 27 years in prison for a carjacking murder committed on September 13, 2019, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico.
According to the facts admitted during the change of plea hearing, the victim was spending time with the defendant and another individual during the early morning of September 13. The defendant and another individual beat the victim and took his car. They left the scene, only to return a few minutes later. They lifted the dazed victim into the car and drove him to an industrial zone in Aguadilla, where they beat him to death. Defendant and his cohort then went to a gas station, where they bought two bottles of lighter fluid, which they used to burn the car.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was in charge of the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Juan Carlos Reyes of the Violent Crimes and National Security Section prosecuted the case.
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