Tortured businessman buried alive by couple who lured him to dating app
A couple lured a wealthy businessman to death by cheating on him on a dating app in Zaragoza, Spain.
Candy Arrieta and her 35-year-old boyfriend Mohamed Achraf, nicknamed the Badoo killers, tracked down 54-year-old businessman Jose Antonio Delgado Fresnedo on the Badoo dating app.
The 34-year-old created a profile on the dating app and started chatting with the businessman.
A police investigation revealed that Fresnedo had traveled to Luceni in the province of Zaragoza, Spain, to meet Arrieta after arranging a meeting on the dating app.
However, instead of Arrieta, his partner Achraf met Fresnedo. He beat him before stealing the businessman’s personal effects and his Mercedes 220.
The couple then drove Fresnedo to the town of Pedrola where they lived and had a workshop.
There they threatened Fresnedo with handing over his bank cards and passwords. When the businessman refused, they beat him and then assaulted him with blunt objects, according to reports.
The next day, Fresnedo’s Mercedes goes on sale on an online portal. Achraf agreed on a price of €21,000 with a buyer, who reportedly paid a deposit of €11,000.
The couple then threw Fresnedo in the trunk of the car and took him to the Barranco del Lobo area where they dug a hole and buried him alive.
The businessman was later found using an ankle bracelet he was forced to wear following a domestic incident involving his ex-wife.
An autopsy revealed that Fresnedo had suffered severe head trauma and nine broken ribs as well as injuries from the tether. The medical examiner also found dirt in the victim’s lungs, which they say was a result of him being buried alive.
Arrieta and Achraf were arrested and imprisoned in Zaragoza, Spain, for kidnapping, torture, burying alive and killing Fresnedo.
The judge sentenced them both to 25 years in prison for murder, six years for kidnapping and three for fraud.