A Queens man, 25, obtained a 30-year jail sentence on Thursday after tying up his ex-girlfriend, stuffing her in a small suitcase and leaving her to suffocate along side a Connecticut highway.
Javier Da Silva Rojas pleaded responsible to a single rely of kidnapping for the deadly abduction of Valerie Reyes, 24, in 2019.
On Thursday, the unlawful immigrant, who was residing in New York Metropolis, was sentenced to 30 years in jail.
Javier Da Silva Rojas, 25, was sentenced to 30 years in jail and an extra two years of supervised launch for murdering his ex-girlfriend Valerie Reyes, 24, in 2019 after shoving her in a suitcase and leaving her on the facet of the highway in Connecticut
Reyes (pictured) instructed her mom ‘she was nervous, anxious and afraid somebody was going to homicide her.’ Rojas apologized the household on the trial on Thursday and mentioned he was ‘repulsed’ by his actions
The White Planes, New York, federal courtroom had heard how he drove to Reyes’s home on January 28, 2019, and switched his telephone to airplane mode earlier than coming into her New Rochelle residence.
The couple allegedly acquired right into a vicious alteration that left Reyes with a head trauma and bruising across the face, prosecutors reported.
Reyes, who was nonetheless respiration, was then certain by Rojas with packing tape and cord earlier than he shoved her inside a suitcase. He drove 10 miles from her residence to Greenwich, Connecticut, and ditched the suitcase the in a picket space, courtroom paperwork mentioned.
Rojas instructed investigators that Reyes fell to the ground and hit her head after that they had intercourse at her residence every week earlier than her physique was discovered, federal authorities mentioned.
He instructed investigators that he put packing tape over her mouth, certain her legs and fingers, and put her in a suitcase that he dropped in a wooded space after driving for a while. She died from a scarcity of oxygen.
She later died of homicidal asphyxiation. Her household reported her lacking two days later and authorities discovered her physique on February 5.
Rojas’s DNA was discovered on the suitcase handles, as properly below Reye’s fingernails.
Rojas shoved allegedly present as much as Reyes’s New Rochelle, New York, residence and turned his telephone on airplane mode earlier than coming into her residence. They allegedly discovered, leaving Reyes with a head trauma. He certain her and taped her mouth shut earlier than shoving her in a crimson suitcase (pictured) and ditched her on the facet of the highway in Greenwich, Connecticut
She died of homicidal asphyxiation and her physique was discovered week later after her household reported her lacking
She was present in Greenwich, Connecticut, 10 miles from her residence in New Rochelle, New York
Rojas additionally drained her checking account, which roughly acquire $5,350, and stole her iPad and laptop computer, in line with prosecutors.
‘Within the days after, [Rojas] used her ATM card to empty her checking account after which tried to cowl up the proof of his conduct,” mentioned Manhattan US Lawyer Audrey Strauss in a press release.
Court docket paperwork revealed that Reyes instructed her mom ‘she was nervous, anxious and afraid somebody was going to homicide her.’
Along with his 30-year sentence, Rojas may have an extra two years of supervised launch, officers mentioned. He may even doubtless be deported following the completion of his sentence.
‘The sufferer of this crime was within the prime of her life when it was senselessly ended by Rojas’ abhorrent act,” Strauss mentioned in a press release.
Rojas allegedly cried because the sufferer’s mom gave a press release.
‘You, Javier, deserve nothing however ache and rejection,’ she instructed the courtroom. ‘I need you to listen to the phrases of a mom who you devastated by taking away my child woman.’
Rojas apologized to Reyes’s household, stating: ‘No phrases can categorical how repulsed I’m by the acts I dedicated. I’ll by no means forgive myself for that. I can’t ask [Reyes’s family] to forgive me as a result of I don’t deserve it. I would really like them to know I’m very sorry.’