Woman is captured by Mexican cops three years after murder of husband and two stepchildren
‘Murdering stepmother’ is arrested after three years on the run in Mexico: ‘Murdered millionaire husband, his son and daughter after she was caught sleeping with stepson and colleague’
- Berenice Alanis was arrested on Wednesday in Acapulco, Mexico
- She was wanted for orchestrating the April 5, 2019 triple murder of her husband Jacobo Quesada and her stepchildren Jacobo Quesada Jr. and Patricia Quesada
- Authorities say she ordered the murders and hired hitmen after Jacobo Quesada removed her from his will in 2018
- He had caught her cheating on her, sleeping with his son and another employee at the gym he owned
- Assassins arrived at the gym on April 5, 2019 as Alan’s distracted the front desk clerk and went to an office where they executed the family
An alleged murderous stepmother has been caught on the run after three years on suspicion of murdering her millionaire and stepchildren after being removed from a will over an alleged affair with her stepson and a colleague.
Berenice Alanis was arrested on Wednesday at a hotel in the Mexican resort of Acapulco.
The capture was made possible by an alert guest, who had recognized her face from wanted posters, news network Telediario reported.
The person recorded Alan’s movements on a phone and alerted the police.
Authorities said Alanís allegedly hired the killers who walked into the Mexico City gym owned by her husband Jacobo Quesada, 51, and him along with his son Jacobo Quesada Jr., 25, and daughter Patricia Quesada, 24, on April 5, 2019 executed.
Berenice Alanis was arrested on Wednesday in Acapulco, Mexico. She is charged with plotting the April 2019 murder of her husband Jacobo Quesada and her stepchildren, Jacobo Quesada Jr., 25, and Patricia Quesada, 24
Berenice Alanís on the left with her stepson Jacobo Quesada Jr.; husband Jacobo Quesada, and stepdaughter Patricia Quesada
Alanis was taken into custody a few days after the triple murder, but was released on bail by a judge before fleeing.
She was reportedly spotted in the cities of Querétaro, Hidalgo, Puebla, Guerrero and Las Vegas while evading capture.
Alanís was hired by Jacobo Quesada as part of the cleaning crew at the gym before they started dating. He then left his wife Patricia Arrellano and married Alanís.
It is unclear when Alanís was hired, when he started dating and when he left his wife for Alanís.
Jacobo Quesada and his children made her part of the family and took her on vacations, including a visit to New York, where they went shopping and attended a New York Yankees game.
Authorities grew suspicious of Alan’s when she began selling her husband’s fleet of luxury cars by changing the name on the vehicles’ titles
He sought an end to the relationship in late 2018 after discovering that Alanís was cheating on him and sleeping with Jacobo Quesada Jr. and a gym worker.
The night of the murder, Jacobo Quesada was in an office at the gym with his children when Alan’s arrived to work out.
Alanís asked the receptionist for help with a workout routine. The killers then walked through the entrance to the office where they shot Quesada and his children.
Investigators became suspicious of Alan’s operations after she stole its fleet of luxury vehicles, including two Corvettes, and renamed all of its titles before selling them in 2019.
A judge approved an arrest warrant for her in December 2020, after prosecutors showed evidence that Alanís had planned the murder because she had been removed from her husband’s will and $20 million fortune.