A San Diego caregiver accused of kidnapping as well as abusing senior customers as well as obtaining them for social safety and security advantage checks altered her appeal to guilty Friday.
Shirley Montano, 52, of City Heights begged guilty to unlawful imprisonment of a senior, perjury by incorrect details, as well as volunteer manslaughter. Prior to her modification of appeal, she dealt with charges consisting of first-degree murder, kidnapping for ransom money, as well as damage or fatality of a senior or reliant grownup.
Tamara Chagas affirmed she was separated from her brother-in-law that was under Montano’s treatment, as well as had actually attempted to consult with Montano to find out the scenarios that led to his fatality.
She stated she would certainly commonly talk to her brother-in-law Robert Chagas one or two times a week however that altered in 2011.
In October 2016, she found out about Robert’s fatality from an assistant at a neighborhood burial ground since she was the family members call on the documents.
Unaware her brother-in-law had actually been ill, she asked to consult with the offender. She stated because conference, the offender was extremely tranquil as well as unemotional.
Chagas stated her brother-in-law, whom she called extremely high as well as about 250 extra pounds when she recognized him, looked extremely various at his funeral service.
“He looked emaciated to me,” she stated.
Another individual called Josefina was discovered defeated as well as deprived in Montano’s house, according to district attorneys. The sufferer’s surname has actually been kept to shield her personal privacy.
Court papers affirm that Montano held Josefina slave for 11 years, however it’s feasible she can have remained in bondage for as numerous as 23 years.
Montano was worked with as a caregiver for the 59- year-old female as well as ultimately removed her phone as well as pedestrian as well as terminated her medical professional consultations, district attorneys affirm.
At one factor, Josefina just evaluated 81 extra pounds, according to the Associated Press.
Montano has actually currently been founded guilty of abusing a 3rd individual, Lorraine Vega, as well as was punished to a year behind bars.
Recorded telephone call played because instance disclosed exactly how Montano posed Vega while on the phone with a financial institution as well as took out cash from Vega’s account. Purchase documents revealed Montano purchased tires, handbags as well as other things with Vega’s cash.
Montano will certainly be punished to 13 years behind bars on March 6.