Pair Charged in Murder of Cutler Bay Man

Woman paid and offered to marry man if he helped to kill her estranged boyfriend: Police

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    Jose Martin Perez-Sanchez, 21, and Dianelis de la Caridad-Fonseca, 22, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Richard Vasallo, Miami-Dade Police said Friday. They were ordered to be held in jail without bond. (Published Friday, Jul 20, 2012)

    A man and woman are facing murder charges after police say she offered to pay him and marry him for permanent residency status if he killed her ex-boyfriend.

    Jose Martin Perez-Sanchez, 21, and Dianelis de la Caridad-Fonseca, 22, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Richard Vasallo, Miami-Dade Police said Friday.

    Man's Body Found in Driveway in Cutler Bay

    [MI] Man's Body Found in Driveway in Cutler Bay
    Police are investigating after they found the body of 25-year-old Richard Vasallo laying in the middle of a driveway in a quiet Cutler Bay neighborhood late Wednesday. The victim's uncle, Enrique Arriaga, and other family members spoke with NBC 6. (Published Thursday, Jul 19, 2012)

    According to an arrest affidavit, de la Caridad-Fonseca arranged to pay $600 to Perez-Sanchez, a Mexican national, and engage in an arranged marriage to establish permanent U.S. residency in exchange for killing Vasallo.

    De la Caridad-Fonseca lured Vasallo to a desolate area where she and Perez-Sanchez killed Vasallo, fatally wounding him utilizing sharp force trauma, the affidavit said.

    Body Found in Cutler Bay

    [MI] Body Found in Cutler Bay
    Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Julio Padron gives details after a man's body was found in a driveway in Cutler Bay. (Published Thursday, Jul 19, 2012)

    According to police, a passerby spotted Vasallo walking on the street bleeding Wednesday night in the area of Southwest 98th Court and 216th Street in the Montego Bay subdivision in Cutler Bay.

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers responded and Vasallo was later pronounced dead at the scene.

    According to the affidavit, de la Caridad-Fonseca and Perez-Sanchez both confessed to the killing.

    They were ordered held in jail without bond in court on Friday.

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