By | April 26, 2014 0 Comments

Michael Escoto gets life behind bars for murdering wife after four days of marriage

It took 12 years, but justice was finally served for the family of Wendy Trapaga when a “guilty” verdict was handed down to Michael Escoto in a Miami-Dade courtroom. The crime happened in October 2002 when after just four days of marriage, Escoto killed his new bride to receive a $1 million insurance benefit.

Escoto’s ex-girlfriend, Yolanda Cerrillo, helped him plan the murder, but in the end she made a deal to testify for the prosecution in exchange for immunity.

By law he must serve life behind bars on the first-degree murder conviction.

Escoto convicted in murder of new bride for life insurance money, from the Miami Herald.


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