KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas Metropolis, Mo., man was sentenced in federal courtroom in the present day for his position in a kidnapping conspiracy that resulted within the sufferer’s homicide.
Marco A. Sosa-Perea, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Decide Roseann Ketchmark to 10 years in federal jail with out parole.
On Jan. 4, 2022, Sosa-Perea pleaded responsible to at least one depend of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Co-defendants Jonathan M. Bravo-Lopez (often known as “Jonathan Vravo,” and “Shadow”), 28, and Juan D. Osorio (often known as “Spexx”), 29, each of whom are residents of Mexico illegally residing in Kansas Metropolis, Mo., have been discovered responsible at trial on Dec. 16, 2022, of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping leading to dying. Osorio was additionally discovered responsible of being an unlawful alien in possession of a firearm. Bravo-Lopez was additionally discovered responsible of illegally reentering the US after having been deported in 2016. Sentencing hearings haven’t but been scheduled for Bravo-Lopez and Osorio.
Proof launched in the course of the trial indicated that Bravo-Lopez and Osorio conspired to kidnap Cristian Escutia in an try and rob him of cash. They transported Escutia throughout state strains from Missouri to Kansas earlier than fatally capturing him on April 3, 2017.
Bravo-Lopez and Osorio organized to buy $300 of marijuana from Escutia as a ruse to lure him into their kidnapping plan. On April 3, 2017, Sosa-Perea drove Bravo-Lopez and Osorio in his girlfriend’s automobile, a Chrysler Pacifica, to Escutia’s residence. When Escutia got here out of his residence and approached the automobile, Bravo-Lopez and Osorio received out of the automobile and confronted him. Escutia was compelled into their automobile at gunpoint. Sosa-Perea, who had remained within the automobile, drove them away from the scene of the kidnapping. The kidnapping was captured by the video surveillance system outdoors a close-by residence.
Sosa-Perea drove his co-defendants and the kidnapping sufferer to the 200 block of Donovan Street in Kansas Metropolis, Kan.. They compelled Escutia out of the automobile. Escutia was shot 3 times within the head and left to die on the facet of the street. Sosa-Perea then drove himself, Bravo-Lopez, and Osorio again into Missouri from Kansas.
Osorio, who’s in the US unlawfully, was in possession of an Motion Arms Uzi .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol when he was arrested on April 7, 2017.
Underneath federal statutes, Bravo-Lopez and Osorio every are topic to a compulsory sentence of life in federal jail with out parole. The sentencing of the defendants will likely be decided by the courtroom primarily based on the advisory sentencing pointers and different statutory components. Sentencing hearings will likely be scheduled after the completion of presentence investigations by the US Probation Workplace.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick C. Edwards and Matthew A. Moeder. It was investigated by the FBI, the Kansas Metropolis, Mo., Police Division and the Kansas Metropolis, Kan., Police Division.