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Friday, June 25, 2021

Two Carjackers Who Beat 77-Year-Old Woman in Trujillo Alto Sentenced to 18 and 23 Years in Prison

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. District Court Judge Aida Delgado-Colón sentenced Eliezer Rosario-Ramos to 23 years in prison for the carjacking of a 77-year-old woman, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. Co-defendant Orlando Miguel Martínez-Ramos was previously sentenced to 18 years in prison.

On August 15, 2018 around 9 PM, brothers Orlando Martínez-Ramos and Eliezer Rosario-Ramos broke into the house of a 77-year-old woman in Trujillo Alto.  While she was watching television, the brothers threw a cloth over the victim’s head and beat her with a frying pan.  After taking the victim’s debit cards, cellphone and television, the brothers stole her Toyota Corolla.  The defendants withdrew hundreds of dollars from the victim’s bank account.  The following day, agents from the Puerto Rico Police Bureau arrested Rosario-Ramos and Martínez-Ramos in the stolen vehicle while they were driving in Condado.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was in charge of the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Gottfried prosecuted the case. 

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Violent Crime
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Updated June 25, 2021