A 29-year-old Hyattsville man pleaded responsible Monday to homicide after he adopted two brothers after they’d cashed checks and tried to rob them in April 2023, in accordance with prosecutors.

A 29-year-old Hyattsville, Maryland, man pleaded responsible Monday to homicide after he adopted two brothers after they’d cashed checks and tried to rob them in April 2023, in accordance with prosecutors.

Alex Quinteros pleaded responsible to homicide and first-degree assault. His girlfriend, 31-year-old Karen Andrade, who prosecutors stated helped choose the victims that day, pleaded responsible to conspiracy and theft with a harmful weapon.

On April 14, 24-year-old Rudy Perez Gutierrez and his brother went to Ever Payer, a examine cashing service on University Boulevard in Hyattsville, leaving with almost $2,000.

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office stated in a information launch that surveillance video confirmed a white Honda Accord registered to Andrade following the brothers from the examine cashing enterprise to their dwelling within the 2100 block of Guilford Road. 

After a wrestle, Quinteros shot Gutierrez and his brother, prosecutors stated. Gutierrez was killed, however his brother survived.

“It’s unlucky that these two people preyed on the victims, who have been working exhausting to make a residing and make ends meet,” State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy stated within the information launch.

“Mr. Gutierrez and his brother, the surviving sufferer did nothing incorrect,” Braveboy added. “However, Mr. Quinteros and Ms. Andrade stalked and attacked them each, leading to an premature loss of life. Too typically people in our immigrant and low-income communities are targets of crime as a result of they’re perceived as weak.”

Quinteros faces 50 years in jail. Andrade faces 18 months behind bars.

They are scheduled to be sentenced May 24.

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