Woman #charged in #death of #teenager lured into #prostitution in #Braintree


DEDHAM — A young Lowell woman lured 19-year-old Reina Rodriguez into prostitution with the promise of money, but later conspired with two men to rob her at a Braintree hotel, in a scheme that resulted in Rodriguez’s death, prosecutors said Monday.

Assistant Norfolk District Attorney Lisa Beatty laid out the chilling allegations during the arraignment of Juana Rivera, 19, in Norfolk Superior Court on murder and other charges stemming from the death of Rodriguez. She was found naked from the waist up with her hands and legs bound by cellphone cords on June 22, 2017 inside a Hyatt Place Hotel room in Braintree, according to prosecutors.

Rodriguez’s mother, Sigryd Garcia, told reporters after the hearing that she hopes Rivera lives “a miserable life” behind bars for her alleged role in the murder.

 

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