An Atlanta-area woman has died hours after her boyfriend was ambushed in a brutal attack, authorities in Georgia say.
Now, two women have been charged with his murder.
Antonetta Stevens, 27, and Janine Gonzalez, 17, also face aggravated battery and robbery charges after authorities say they lured Ashley Bocanegra, 30, to a Buford apartment on Aug. 11 and sparked an apparent love triangle. attacked him in the ensuing fight. , Gwinnett County Police wrote in a news release.
Authorities said Gonzalez’s brother was romantically involved with Stevens and Bocanegra, and their relationship led to the attack.
Bocanegra suffered “severe injuries” in the fight and was taken to a hospital where he died, police said.
According to a GoFundMe page she started, family and friends described her as a happy person who was very “full of life.” He is survived by a 7-year-old son.
“She was such a joyful individual who lit up a room as soon as she walked in,” reads the GoFundMe. “Ashley was born and raised in NYC and moved to Georgia for a better life for herself and her son.”
Investigators questioned Stevens and Gonzalez and arrested them in connection with the incident, police said. The women were also accused of stealing Bocanegra’s cell phone during the attack.
Both are in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond as of Monday, Aug. 15, booking records show.
The city of Buford is about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta.
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