Following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, a Dominican national was sentenced on Friday to an additional 30 years’ in prison after being convicted of hiring others to viciously slash his ex-girlfriend on June 2, 2015 in the Bronx, New York, and to murder her boyfriend on March 20, 2016 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Omar Adonis Guzman-Martinez, 46, planned and caused others to carry out those crimes while incarcerated in the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix, New Jersey (FCI Fort Dix), using contraband cellphones to stalk, threaten, and induce others to commit crimes of violence against his victims.
“Even while incarcerated, Guzman-Martinez thought that he was above the law.”
“It was under his command that one individual was slashed and another was murdered,” explained Angel M. Melendez, special agent in charge for HSI New York.
“But, it is clear that his actions are not without consequence.”
“His connection to these violent crimes has more than doubled his time in prison, and today’s sentencing serves as notice to criminals like Guzman-Martinez that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“Omar Adonis Guzman-Martinez, already serving a prison term on narcotics charges, ordered and oversaw the brutal slashing of his ex-girlfriend and the cold-blooded contract killing of her boyfriend.”
“Today he has rightly been handed a lengthy additional prison term for the murder and mayhem he orchestrated from his prison cell,” added U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey S. Berman.
According to the indictment, other filings in Manhattan federal court, and statements made in court proceedings, throughout his incarceration in the United States, Guzman-Martinez used contraband cellphones to engage in a course of conduct intended to harass, intimidate, and threaten his ex-girlfriend (Victim-1).
As part of that course of conduct, Guzman-Martinez, among other things, caused co-conspirators to slash Victim-1 and to murder Victim-1’s boyfriend (Victim-2), as described below.
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