New York woman, 27, who mastered minded diabolical plot for estranged husband’s family, will serve six years in prison after pleading guilty to a murder-for-hire plot
Elsy Rodriguez-Garcia pled guilty in a New York court on Thursday to hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband’s mom and five-year-old daughter from a previous relationship because she ‘wanted to spend more time with him’
Rodriguez-Garcia will be sentenced to two to six years in prison as part of the plea deal
Rodriguez-Garcia separated from her husband in January 2019, he was visiting Ecuador that summer when she arranged a hit
Rodriguez-Garcia wanted his mother and his five-year-old daughter to be killed, she hoped that her estranged husband would spend more time with her, without his mother around
In July 2019, Rodriguez-Garcia contacted a hitmanr via WhatsApp to carry out the murders, and provided photographs of one of the targets
She gave them the address and agreed to pay $6,000 for their murder, but the ex learnt of her scheme and tipped off authorrities back in New York
Police staged the killings, sent photos as ‘proof’ of the murders To Elsy Rodriguez-Garcia; she agreed to pay $6,000 for the hit Rodriguez-Garcia was arrested in July 2019
A New York woman has pled guilty to a murder-for-hire plot – hiring a hitman in Ecuador to kill her ex-husband’s mother and his five-year-old daughter, daughter from another woman in the hope that he would then spend more time with her.
Elsy Rodriguez-Garcia, 27, from Huntington Station on Long Island, admitted arranging the hit on Thursday.
As part of her plea arrengement the defendant pled guilty to conspiracy in the second degree,the deal, a class B felony, and will be sentenced to between two and six years in prison on April 15.
Elsy Rodriguez-Garcia at 25, was apparently outraged that her ex-husband wanted a divorce, so she allegedly attempted to hire a hitman.
Rodriguez-Garcia, who worked in a pediatrician’s office, separated from her unnamed husband, and the father of one of her two children, in January 2019.
He was spending time in Ecuador and so that summer Rodriguez-Garcia concocted a plan to try and win him back.
She contacted a hit man in Ecuador, asking that he kill her ex-mother in law, and her ex-husband’s daughter from a previous relationship. Prosecutors allege the mother of two was under the impression the murders would bring them back together.
Timothy Sini, the Suffolk County district attorney, said that it was part of a warped plan to enable Rodriguez-Garcia to spend more time with him, without the distractions of his family.
Rodriguez-Garcia, he said, arranged the hits in Ecuador because she calculated she had less chance of being found out.
‘This is a shocking and disturbing case,’ Sini said.
‘The defendant’s intentions were very clear that she wanted this person murdered, and she was ready and willing to pay for it. Thankfully law enforcement was notified and able to intervene before anyone got hurt, and today’s guilty plea ensures she is held accountable.’
Sini said that in July 2019, Rodriguez-Garcia contacted a co-conspirator via WhatsApp to carry out the murders, and provided photographs of one of the targets.
Rodriguez-Garcia gave them the address and agreed to pay $6,000 for their murder.
Her former husband learned of Rodriguez-Garcia’s scheme, and tipped off police.
The police then staged the murders, faked a photo of what appeared to be the ex-mother-in-law and little girl dead, and sent it to Rodriguez-Garcia as proof that the murders had been carried out.
Rodriguez-Garcia was arrested on July 13.
‘This plea brings closure to a tragic case for all involved, including my client,’ said her lawyer, William Ferro, in a statement.
‘The plea and the resultant time she has served for it should be sufficient to satisfy the interests of justice.’