Couple Used An Online Dating Ad To Lure A Victim And Later Fatally Killed Him

Apr 7, 2020 3:10 PM ET

Hector Mendez-Hernandez

A couple in Nevada is blamed for utilizing an internet dating advertisement to kill and loot a man a month ago.

Hector Mendez-Hernandez purportedly got Jacob Berkovitz, 24, and Tonya Dillard, 27, and carried them to his home, where the pair lethally wounded, shot, and beat him. The Clark County Coroner’s Office decided Mendez-Hernandez’s passing was gruff power injury and controlled his demise a crime, as per KSNV.

Dillard’s companion apparently warned police about the March 27 killing. KLAS detailed that the companion gave officials pictures of Mendez-Hernandez’s dead body that Dillard had sent her. Dillard supposedly guaranteed they would utilize a cooler to store and hide his body.

As per KNTV, the companion guaranteed Dillard reached her and uncovered that she and Berkovitz had executed and cleaned a canine. At the point when the companion got out Dillard’s upsetting conduct, Dillard supposedly reacted, In the event that you feel that is peculiar, I am sitting beside a dead body.

Accused were arrested on Friday

Dillard and Berkovitz were captured on Friday after police supposedly spotted them leaving the casualty’s home in his vehicle. Dillard told officials that they made the Craigslist promotion and wanted to bait the casualty utilizing sex so they could murder them, take their vehicle, and go live in the forested areas together, as indicated by KLAS.

Then, Berkovitz supposedly guaranteed he shot, cut and cudgelled Mendez-Hernandez with a hand weight since he contacted Dillard’s thigh. He allegedly said that Mendez-Hernandez was unarmed.

As indicated by a police report-

Berkovitz described shooting Mendez-Hernandez, in any event, multiple times and cutting him, at any rate, multiple times. The news station detailed that Dillard held down the casualty as her beau beat him to death.

Dillard and Berkovitz were accused of homicide with a savage weapon, connivance to submit murder, burglary with a lethal weapon and trick to submit theft.

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