Chicago teen Luis Guerrero, 18, was found strangled, stabbed, then burned alive on Tuesday
His smoldering body was found near Chicago public library by fire dept workers hours he was attacked by a group led by ex-girlfriend Tia Brewer
16-year-old Tia Brewer along with Francisco Alvarado and Jesus Correa, both 18 executed a plot where Alvarado and Brewer stabbed Guerrero 16 times
They threw his body into a car and drove him to a nearby field where he was doused in gasoline and set on fire
When the injured teen set ablaze tried to run for his life, the group mowed him down with a Jeep
Brewer alleges that Guerrero had sexually assaulted her and this was her revenge, a claim that police said was never reported or verified
Tia Brewer who allegedly stabbed the victim in the neck and Francisco Alvarado were charged with first degree murder on Thursday
Jesus Correa, who purchased gasoline poured on victim, was charged with concealing homicide
All three of the accused will be back in court Sept. 13. Alvarado and Brewer could face life in prison if convicted
The smoldering body of Chicago teenager Luis Guerrero, [right] was discovered on Tuesday after he was beaten then burned alive in a murder plot masterminded by his ex-girlfriend, Tia Brewer [left], police said
A teenager in Chicago was found strangled, stabbed, set on fire on Tuesday. Police said that when he made a bid to escape his tormentors white aflame, he was then mowed down with an SUV in a gruesome murder plotted by his ex-girlfriend and two accomplices.
Police found the smoldering body of Luis Guerrero, 18, on Tuesday, in an open field near the Chicago public library.
The teen, who moved to Chicago from Mexico when he was in fifth grade, was the victim of a bloody act of revenge launched by his ex-girlfriend 16-year-old Tia Brewer along with two of her friends, Francisco Alvarado, 18, and Jesus Correa, 18, police say.
Brewer, who used to date Guerrero, claims he had raped her and this was payback, but police haven’t found indication that she reported the assault, according to CBS.
Guerrero was lured to meet with the group past midnight at the West Chicago Public Library on Tuesday where Alvarado allegedly attacked from behind and strangled the victim with a belt.
Guerrero allegedly, was the victim of a bloody act of revenge launched by ex-girlfriend 16-year-old Tia Brewer, with the help of Francisco Alvarado, 18, [left], and Jesus Correa, 18, [right]
16-year-old Tia Brewer, [photo right], who used to date Guerrero claims he had raped her and this was payback.
The depraved murder was executed by Alvarado and Brewer who stabbed Guerrero 16 times in the neck, cops say.
Then they threw his body into a car and drove him to a nearby field where he was doused in gasoline, provided by Jesus Corea, and set on fire in a fire pit.
Guerrero ran for his life, leading Alvarado and Brewer to run over him with a Jeep Cherokee.
They brought him back to a fire pit, placed him under a bench, and set him on fire again, alive. They left the scene, leaving him for dead.
His body was discovered around 11.30am on Tuesday by West Chicago Fire Department workers conducting a training exercise. He was found not far from Alvarado’s residence, police say.
Alvarado’s parents found blood stains in their Jeep and approached police at the scene of the fire pit, near their residence. Cops said they found blood on the Jeep’s undercarriage.
‘The facts alleged in this case are brutal and heinous and evidence of an unconscionable degree of depravity,’ State Attorney Robert Berlin said.
Guerrero’s remains were discovered by West Chicago Fire Department workers conducting a training exercise near the fire pit
Alvarado, and Brewer were charged with first degree murder, armed robbery, and concealment of a homicidal death. They were denied bail at a hearing on Thursday at DuPage County Courthouse, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Jesus Correa, who was asked by the pair to buy gasoline used to set the victim on fire, was charged with concealment of a homicidal death and held on $100,000 bail.
Over the weekend of August 3 to 5, 71 people in the city were shot, 12 of them fatally, over course of just 60 hours.
Thirty five people were shot this past weekend in Chicago.