A Mexican national has pleaded guilty to killing a former girlfriend's ex-husband.
Andres Sevilla, 30, pleaded guilty to murder, a first-degree felony, in connection with the June 25, 1997, fatal shooting of Arturo Ramirez-Enriquez. Third District Judge David Young could order Sevilla to spend life in prison at his sentencing hearing scheduled for Nov. 16.According to preliminary hearing testimony, Sevilla took Ramirez-Enriquez out of the Sierra Club bar on Salt Lake's west side and put him in the front of his car. After getting in the driver's side, Sevilla pulled a handgun and shot the victim six times, including twice in the head.
He drove off with Ramirez-Enriquez and dumped the body under a bridge at 1775 W. 200 South, a few blocks from the club, according to police.
Sevilla called his former girlfriend's sister that night and told her that he had shot Ramirez-Enriquez because he and the two sisters were tired of him.
Ramirez-Enriquez and his former wife had an 8-year-old son, and Ramirez-Enriquez was apparently trying to revive the relationship with his former wife. Sevilla had ended a relationship with the woman the month before the killing. Police believe Sevilla may have become jealous when he saw Ramirez-Enriquez talking to her.