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An 18-year-old girl who allegedly seduced a man via Snapchat to kidnap him along with two subjects and rob him, in an incident that culminated in the death of the kidnapped brother, has turned herself in to authorities in New Mexico.
Anna Bella Dukes, 18, faces charges of murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and tampering with evidence in connection with the events reported in February 2021 in Albuquerque.
Dukes, who had been indicted in December but was on the run, turned himself in Monday at the Albuquerque Police Department.
The girl would have used the social network Snapchat to seduce Nicholas Otero, 20, and brother of corrections officer Elias Otero, 24.
Dukes managed to get Nicholas to go with her to Alvarado Park on the morning of February 11, where he was kidnapped by the trio who also took his car with him included.
Nicholas picked up Dukes in his Lexus and moved with her to the park. The Albuquerque Journal report indicates that Nicholas became suspicious of Dukes’ intentions when she asked him where he kept his money and after praising a diamond-encrusted chain.
The suspects proceeded to drive the car to Elias’ home in Southwest Albuquerque and FaceTimed Nicholas asking for $1,000 to release the brother.
As the criminals held Nicholas at gunpoint in the middle of the call, they told Elias that they would kill his younger brother if he did not pay the ransom.
Elias went outside his house, where the suspects arrived, with a weapon to confront them, but he was killed by a 17-year-old boyfriend of Dukes, identified as Adrian Avila
Avila turned himself in to authorities last month. and faces the same charges as Dukes. The third suspect in the crime has not been identified.