Police have arrested two more people in the murder of North Philadelphia corner store clerk Reyna Aguirre-Alonso, also known as Rosemary Fernandez-Rivera, and said that the shooting was an orchestrated execution.
Jorge Aldea, 23, was charged with murder as the alleged mastermind
behind the hit that was put out on Alonso because she witnessed Aldea allegedly shooting Louis Chevere, 22, to death in November of 2011, investigators confirmed.
Also charged is Shawn Poindexter, 17, the masked man who actually shot Alonso last Monday at the Caribe Mini Market as she worked behind the counter, police said. The incident was supposed to be staged to look like a robbery, but Poindexter wordlessly passed two other employees and walked straight to the area where Alonso worked, opened a door and shot her four times, then fled without taking anything.
Charged earlier today were Eliana Vazquez, 19, and Raymond Soto, 20. Vazquez, Aldea's girlfriend, was taken into custody when police arrested Aldea in Bronx, New York last Friday. She allegedly drove the getaway car and conspired with Aldea, Poindexter and Soto to plan the murder.
Soto provided the weapon used to kill Alonso and was allegedly in the car with Vazquez and Poindexter the night of the shooting, police said.
Aldea is currently in New York awaiting extradition
back to Philadelphia, tentatively scheduled for Feb. 3.
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All defendants are charged with murder, criminal conspiracy, witness intimidation and related offenses.