‘Black Widow’ is jailed for life! Puerto Rican beauty queen, Aurea Vazquez-Rijos, was convicted of paying hitman $3m to kill her millionaire Canadian husband, Adan Anhang Uster, in a money grabbing scheme
Fugitive Puerto Rican beauty queen dubbed ‘Black Widow’ is jailed for life, 14 years after buying a hit on her wealthy husband
Former beauty peagant, Aurea Vazquez-Rijos, was convicted of paying hitman $3m to kill her millionaire Canadian husband in twisted scheme to snatcht her hands on his fortune
Vazquez-Rijos’ Canadian husband, Adam Anhang, 32, was killed in September 22, 2005, shot on the corner of a cobblestone street in historic San Juan, Puerto Rico
The couple had met at a San Juan restaurant to discuss their divorce
Vazquez-Rijos was indicted in 2008, but she had already fled Puerto Rico and was living in Italy with her new partner and their twin children
She was arrested arrested by Spanish law enforcement agents in 2013 during a trip to Madrid in 2013
While in prison, she gave birth to another daughter
The killer widow’s sister, Marcia Vazquez-Rijos, and her byfriend Jose Ferrer-Sosa, were also found guilty of conspiring to kill Anhang
The trio contracted gunman Alex Pabon-Colon, $3million to kill Anhang
Aurea Vasque- Rijos had been married to Adam Joel Anhang, for just six months before she allegedly conspired to murder him
Aurea Vazquez Rijos was found guilty of hiring a hit man to kill her husband more than a decade ago and has been sentenced to life in prison
A Puerto Rico woman found guilty of hiring a hit man to kill her wealthy Canadian husband more than a decade ago was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.
Aurea Vazquez Rijos cried as a federal judge issued the sentence and ordered that she be transferred to a prison in Fort Worth, Texas. Judge Daniel Dominguez said he believed the jury’s guilty verdict over Vazquez’s statement that she is innocent.
Her defense attorneys plan to appeal in a case that led to an international manhunt.
Aurea Vazquez Rijos, who was accused in 2008 for the murder of her husband, Canadian Adan Anhang Uster in 2005, was jailed for life on Friday
Vazquez had been charged with offering a man, Alex Pabon-Colon, $3 million to kill Uster, a real estate developer..
He was stabbed repeatedly and hit in the head with an object while walking with Vazquez through the historic part of Puerto Rico’s capital in September 2005, just 12 hours after prosecutors said Anhang had asked for a divorce.
Vazquez and Anhang had signed a prenup just one day before getting married, with Anhang’s value estimated at more than $24 million and Vazquez’s at nearly $62,300.
If Anhang died, it was agreed his wife would receive $8million.
The Canadian developer and Puerto Rican pageant winning wife split up just six months after getting married.
Anhang Uster tried in vain to fight off the hired assailant shouting ‘run, baby, run’ to his beauty queen wife, thinking that both their lives were in grave danger.
He din not realize that his wife of six months was the one who had ordered his death and used $3million of his money to pay a hit man to stab him death.
On October 12, 2005, Jonathan Roman-Rivera was arrested at the Pink Skirt Club after a witness picked him out.
He was found guilty on or about October 2007, and sentenced to 105 years in prison.
However, another witness later came forward and pointed out Pabon-Colon as Uster’s real killer.
Investigators were able to crack the 2005 case of murdered Canadian millionaire Adam Anhang Uster when Dereck Osterman Kim [photo], told police the real identity of the killer
In June 2008, Roman-Rivera was released from prison and Pabon-Colon was arrested and confessed to investigators. On June 4, 2008, a Federal Grand Jury in the District of Puerto Rico indicted Aurea Vazquez-Rijos and Pabon-Colon, who pleaded guilty on June 13, 2008.
Jose Ferrer-Sosa also participated in setting up the 2005 murder of Adam Anhang, a Canadian businessman who was married to his girlfriend’s sister.
Aurea Vazquez-Rijos did not comply with the investigation into her husband’s death, instead she filed a $1million civil lawsuit seeking damages against Anhang’s family, as well as millions more from his estate.
Charged by a United States grand jury for her millionaire husband’s death, Aurea Vazquez-Rijos fled to Italy in 2008, where she sought residency that would have protected her because Italy does not extradite suspects who face the death penalty.
Her relationship with an air-conditioner contractor in Florence resulted in the August 18, 2008 birth of her now 10-year-old twin girls.
She would lose custody of her twin daughters once their father and his family got news that she was wanted to the murder of her husband.
In 2013, Aurea Vazquez-Rijos flew to Madrid where she was arrested by Spanish law enforcement agents.
As part of the extradition process, the Spanish government agreed to turn the Puerto Rican beauty queen on the condition that she wouldn’t be subjected to the death penalty.
Prosecutors solidified their case based on the key testimony of Dereck Osterman-Kim, Pabon-Colon’s best friend, who tearfully said in court that his buddy called in for a favor, asking him to pick him up before he confessed to the murder.
‘He told me he had killed a person. I kept driving around. It is not easy because it caught me by surprise. He told me he was going to be rich,’ Osterman-Kim said in court during a September 13 hearing, according to a statement published by El Vocero de Puerto Rico.
‘He wanted to make sure that person would be dead … He wanted me to see what happened on San Justo street.’
After a two year wait, Aurea Vazquez-Rijos was handed over and she will now spend the rest of her life behind bars.