Man Accused Of Killing Contestant From America’s Next Top Model and Two Others Found Guilty
Emmanuel Rangel was convicted on three counts of First-Degree Murder in a Mecklenburg County courtroom Friday.
A jury found him guilty in the February 2015 murders of Jonathan Alvarado, Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia, and Mirjana Puhar, which took place in Charlotte.
Rangel was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole following the verdict.
UPDATE (April 4, 2017)
Edward Sanchez has been found guilty of four counts of 1st degree murder and one count of attempted murder in a Mecklenburg County court room Tuesday.
Sanchez and three other suspects were all facing charges in connection to the murders of Mirjana Puhar, Jonathan Alvarado, Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia and Rosool Harrell.
Harrell was found shot to death outside a hotel in Matthewsin February 2015. The other three victims were found dead inside a home in north Charlotte a few days later. Puhar was a contestant on The CW’s America’s Next Top Model.
Search warrants released from triple homicide
Emmanuel Rangel, Emily Isaacs and David Lopez have not gone to trial yet. Police believe the killings were drug related and that the suspects and the victims all knew each other.
Sanchez was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole as well as an additional 157-201 months in prison.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Mecklenburg County DA’s Office says they will not seek the death penalty against the suspects charged in the killing of a contestant from America’s Next Top Model and three other people.
Emmanuel Rangel, Emily Isaacs, Edward Sanchez and David Lopez are all facing charges in connection with the murders of Mirjana Puhar, Jonathan Alvarado, Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia and Rosool Harrell.
Harrell was found shot to death outside a hotel in Matthews on February 22nd. The other three victims were found dead inside a home in north Charlotte on February 24th.
Police claim the killings were drug related and that the suspect’s knew the victims.