Áurea Vázquez Rijos

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Áurea Vázquez Rijos in custody in Puerto Rico

A Puerto Rican lady has acquired a life jail sentence for hiring a hitman to homicide her rich Canadian husband 14 years in the past.

Áurea Vázquez Rijos, who fled to Europe after the killing, professed her innocence as a decide learn the sentence.

Vázquez Rijos had fled to Italy and Spain after watching her husband, Adam Anhang, fatally knifed on the streets of San Juan in September 2005.

In courtroom she angrily informed the sufferer’s father: “I hope you are completely happy now.”

“Shut up!” responded 80-year-old Abraham Anhang after he was accused of character assassination by the previous magnificence queen.

“You misplaced [a son] however I misplaced, too,” she stated throughout Friday’s listening to, in keeping with the Winnipeg Free Press.

“I misplaced a person I really like. I used to be murdered. Part of me died… I’m harmless and time will show it. That’s all.”

Within the listening to, which was held at a federal courtroom close to the place Anhang died, the decide beneficial she spend the remainder of her life in a Fort Value, Texas, jail.

The main points of her time on the run, throughout which she gave delivery to a few youngsters together with one in jail, makes for extraordinary studying.

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The wedding was short-lived

Investigators say Anhang, a 32-year-old Winnipeg actual property developer who earned thousands and thousands of from on-line gaming, was murdered days after he declared his intention to hunt a divorce from Vázquez Rijos – six months after they wed.

He was killed by a restaurant employee employed by Vázquez Rijos, who promised to pay $3m (£2.3m) for the crime to look like a mugging gone unsuitable.

Vázquez Rijos was barely injured within the assault, and was not suspected till a witness got here ahead.

The witness stated that that they had seen that after Anhang was brutally crushed and stabbed, the assailant spoke to Vázquez Rijos earlier than frivolously hanging her.

An harmless man was convicted and spent eight months in jail as Vázquez Rijos fled to Florence, Italy, and sued her deceased husband’s dad and mom for $9m from his property.

US Legal professional Rosa Emilia Rodriguez stated in a press release: “Right now’s sentence concludes a course of which required quite a lot of effort and perseverance. Justice was lastly served for the sufferer and his household.”

Additionally sentenced on Friday was her sister, Marcia Vázquez Rijos, and her ex-boyfriend, Jose Ferrer Sosa, who authorities say helped her evade seize.

The primary suspect, Alex Pabon Colon, pleaded responsible 10 years in the past to killing Anhang, and has been co-operating with investigators since then.

The sufferer’s father informed the Related Press that “it actually helps to place it behind us, however you possibly can’t overlook your individual baby who dies earlier than you do”.

“In case you lose a baby, there’s by no means closure,” he added.