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Man Sentenced To 365 Months In Prison For Carjacking That Resulted In Murder In October Of 2010

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Kenneth Ubiles-Rosario was sentenced to 365 months in prison for a carjacking that resulted in death, announced United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. Ubiles-Rosario pleaded guilty on January 13, 2015 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce McGiverin.

The indictment, filed on November 6, 2013, charged Ubiles-Rosario and a coconspirator with carjacking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. According to the statement of facts in the plea agreement, defendant Ubiles Rosario and his co-defendant met on October 21, 2010 and agreed to commit a robbery. The next day they intercepted the victim, Luis Anibal Torres-González, a local businessman, as he drove along his customary route. The defendants forced the victim to a stop and Ubiles exited his own car and forced the victim at gunpoint into the passenger seat. Ubiles and his co-defendant took the victim to a secluded spot by the side of a cliff near the Lago Dos Bocas in Arecibo, PR and forced the victim out of the car at gunpoint. Ubiles shot the victim once in the back of the head with a revolver and left the victim at the bottom of a cliff. Afterwards the defendants abandoned the victim’s car in an urbanization in Arecibo.

The case was investigated by FBI and the Puerto Rico Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Nicholas Cannon.

Updated April 11, 2016

Violent Crime