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United States of America v. Ron Christopher Spear-Zuleta, Aninha Spear-Zuleta and Maritz Torres
Case Number: 3:18-cr-00311-JCH
Judge: Janet C. Hall
Court: United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (New Haven County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Leonard C. Boyle and Joseph Vizcarrondo.
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New Haven, CT - Three Individuals Plead Guilty to Participating in Drug-Related Robbery
RON CHRISTOPHER SPEAR-ZULETA, also known as “Chris,” 46, of Woodbridge; ANINHA SPEAR-ZULETA, 32, of Woodbridge, and MARITZA TORRES, also known as “Lisy,” 35, of New Haven, pleaded guilty in New Haven to offenses stemming from a drug-related robbery.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Chris Spear-Zuleta, his wife, Aninha Spear-Zuleta, and Torres robbed an associate of Chris Spear-Zuleta, who Chris Spear-Zuleta claimed owed him money in relation to narcotics transactions. On November 28, 2017, Aninha Spear-Zuleta lured the associate’s girlfriend to the Spear-Zuleta’s Woodbridge residence, where Chris Spear-Zuleta physically assaulted the girlfriend. At Chris Spear-Zuleta’s instruction, Aninha Spear-Zuleta and Torres then transported the girlfriend to a residence she shared with the associate in Milford, where Aninha Spear-Zuleta and Torres stole several items, including cash, a firearm and several items of expensive clothing.
Chris Spear-Zuleta and Aninha Spear-Zuleta each pleaded guilty to one count of Hobbs Act robbery, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. They are scheduled to be sentenced on December 4 and December 6, respectively
Torres pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years. She is scheduled to be sentenced on December 12.
Chris Spear-Zuleta has been detained since his arrest on December 22, 2018. Aninha Spear-Zuleta and Torres are released on bond pending sentencing.
This matter was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation, Connecticut State Police and Woodbridge Police Department.
INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREAT OR VIOLENCE: Interfering with Commerce by Robbery
INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREAT OR VIOLENCE: Interference with Commerce by Robbery.
INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREAT OR VIOLENCE: Interference with Commerce by Robbery
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES: Conspiracy.
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES: Conspiracy
Outcome: NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR as to Ronald Christopher Spear-Zuleta: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Change of Plea Hearing set for 9/11/2019 02:30 PM in Courtroom One, 141 Church St., New Haven, CT before Judge Janet C. Hall. (Lewis, D) (Entered: 09/10/2019)