2 Arraigned for Burying Camden Woman Alive
Two men face arraignment on charges stemming burying a Camden woman alive in a field.
Officials say 36-year-old Carlos Alicea-Antonetti of Camden and 57-year-old Ramon Ortiz of Pennsauken are due in court in Camden County on Thursday afternoon for burying 41-year-old Fatima Perez of Camden alive in a Monroe Township field.
The two are charged with killing 41-year-old Fatima Perez. Perez who disappeared from her home on Monday. Alicea-Antonetti is Perez's landscaper according to 6 ABC, which reports she was going with him to buy a car and was carrying $8,000 cash.
The station reports that Alicea-Antonetti told police he argued with Perez as they rode in his van and she fell out of the vehicle. She was injured but got back in the van and continued on their trip to pick up Ortiz.
The pair then tied up the injured Perez, covered her eyes and mouth with duct tape and took her to a field on Clayton Road in Monroe and buried her, taking $7,000 cash from her according to CBS Philly which says Oritz led detectives to the spot after he was questioned.
"For a woman of her character and her stature to have died in this manner is horrible and very, very traumatic to the family," Warren Faulk, Camden County Prosecutor said at a press conference according to 6 ABC. .
Alicea-Antonetti and Ortiz are being held on $5million bail each.
- Police: Woman Found In Grave Was Buried Alive; 2 Charged / 6 ABC
- Police: Camden Woman Was Buried Alive; 2 Suspects Charged With Murder / NBC Philadelphia
- Camden woman was buried alive; 2 men charged, police say / South Jersey Times
The Associated Press contributed to this report