LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia — A pair of vicious teens agreed to “disfigure,” and rape the ex-girlfriend of a man in prison in exchange for money paid by a man in prison.
One of the attackers, Josue Ramirez-Aguilar, now 20, pleaded guilty last week, along with two women who served as a driver and a lookout. A second man, Francisco Joshua Palencia, was convicted by a jury on Thursday.
The jailbird behind the attack, Jose Carranza-Castro, 38, also pleaded guilty last week.
Carranza-Castro first tasked Ramirez-Aguilar with the attack in April 2017, offering him cash to “permanently disfigure the victim with acid or boiling water” and assault her, according to prosecutors.
Ramirez-Aguilar agreed to do it and recruited Palencia to help. They both got their girlfriends, Ana Lopez-Huinil, 17, and Angela Garcia, 19, to help.
After three weeks of planning, in which they discussed cutting the victim’s face, “beating her and disfiguring her with boiling water,” the pack struck.
At first, they tried to barge in on the woman in ay 2017, but failed, pounding on her door while she was home with her boyfriend, but fleeing when she called the cops.
But days later, when she arrived home at 3 a.m.. with her two sons, a toddler and an infant, she found two masked men in her kitchen with two pots of water boiling on the stove.
As she tried to run, one of the intruders threw boiling water on her, causing second-degree burns on her neck, shoulder, back and side.
They then shocked the woman with stun guns, dragged her into her bedroom, where they made her perform oral sex and raped her, as her 3-year-old son sat on the bed crying, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The infant remained in a portable car seat in another room as the assault occurred.
The men then fled with a TV, jewelry, shoes, a purse and a stun gun stolen from the apartment. Prosecutors said the men got in by cutting a screened-in porch, which allowed a 2-month-old German Shepherd puppy to escape. The dog was never found.
Investigators managed to identify Ramirez-Aguilar, through fingerprints her left on the pots used to boil the water. He confessed after being arrested, and identified Palencia, Lopez-Huinil, Garcia and Carranza-Castro as co-conspirators.
The two attackers admitted to beating, shocking and scalding the victim, but blamed each other for the sexual assault.
Palencia was sentenced to life plus 111 years in prison. Ramirez-Aguilar was sentenced to life. Carranza-Castro was sentenced to life in prison. Garcia and Lopez-Huinil were both sentenced to 30 years.