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Florida Carjacking Turns Deadly: Third Suspect Apprehended; Sheriff Affirms Case Centers on Drugs and Money

A third individual has been apprehended in Puerto Rico as authorities delve deeper into the fatal Florida carjacking that tragically claimed the life of Katherine Altagracia Guerrero De Aguasvivas.

Kevin Ocasio Justiniano, aged 28, was arrested by U.S. Marshals on separate charges related to drug trafficking and possession of weapons, as revealed by Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma on Tuesday. He is suspected to have been the driver of the green Acura depicted in the widely circulated video of the armed carjacking at a bustling Winter Springs intersection on April 11.

Both Justiniano and another person of interest already in custody, 28-year-old Jordanish Torres-Garcia, will face charges related to carjacking resulting in a fatality. Their cases will be referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office for prosecution. Investigators identify Torres-Garcia as the individual who approached Aguasvivas's white 2017 Dodge Durango brandishing a firearm.

Sheriff Lemma emphasized, "This case is about drugs and money," affirming that those deemed most dangerous in connection to the incident have been apprehended.

Kevin Ocasio Justiniano was taken into custody in Puerto Rico and will be extradited to the U.S., where he is expected to be charged with carjacking resulting in a death. (Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Meanwhile, the third person of interest, Giovany Joel Crespo Hernandez, aged 27, surrendered himself to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County late Monday night, as reported by FOX 35 Orlando. Hernandez was sought for unrelated drug charges.

Investigators disclosed that Hernandez was the last person to have conversed with Katherine Aguasvivas via Facetime before her demise. She was purportedly en route to Hernandez's residence in Casselberry to deliver funds and other items.

Giovany Joel Crespo Hernandez, left, was the last person known to speak to Katherine Aguasvivas prior to her death, but he has not been charged in connection with the carjacking/homicide. Jordanish Torres-Garcia, right, is the individual who walked up to the victim’s vehicle brandishing a firearm, investigators say. (Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Although Hernandez remains detained on charges of fentanyl trafficking and marijuana distribution, he has not been implicated in the carjacking or subsequent homicide.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Sheriff Lemma noted the lack of cooperation from Aguasvivas's husband and brother, stating, "The husband is not cooperating at all, and the brother feels like he's cooperating, but he's telling us lies."

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