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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Individual Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for His Participation in a Carjacking Murder

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US Attorney's Office - San Juan

SAN JUAN, P.R. –Luis Antonio Crespo-Santos was sentenced to 18 years
in prison for his participation in the carjacking and murder of security guard
Jorge R. De Jesús-Ayala, announced Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United
States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. Defendant Crespo-Santos pled
guilty on January 21, 2016.

On June 9, 2012 the defendant and four others planned to assault the victim
at his job located at Paseo del Rey Condominium Complex in Carolina, Pu-
erto Rico. The four others were Ashdrian, Yankee, Gamalier and Mikey/Mi-
chael, who are still at large. Gamalier had sold the victim a laptop and he still
owed money to Gamalier. The individuals planned to go see De Jesús-Ayala
to charge him for the laptop but he didn’t have the money.

Gamalier pulled a gun, pointed it at De Jesús-Ayala and told him “you are
coming with us.” Ashdrian, Yankee, and Gamalier covered the victim’s head
with a t-shirt, bound his hands behind his back with an electrical cord, and
forced him into the back seat of his red 2010 Toyota Yaris. They drove to a
wooded area in Carolina and stabbed him in the back and slit his throat.

Later that night, the police received information that individuals were disman-
tling a vehicle fitting the description of De Jesús-Ayala’s vehicle. Police offi-
cers responded to the location and observed a minor and the defendant disma-
ntling the vehicle. The body of De Jesús-Ayala was later found near Urbaniz-
ation Metropolis in Carolina.

“Federal and local law enforcement officers will continue working together
to fight violent crime in Puerto Rico,” said US Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodrí-
guez-Vélez. “We will not rest until we find the other co-conspirators invol-
ved in this vicious crime and prosecute them to the full extent of the law.”

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney José Contreras.

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