The shocking true story of Chino DeJesus, a sadistic murder, who abused young Paula Guitierrez and forced her to commit a bank robbery in New York City with him—a crime that would leave one of them dead. photos. Original.
Angel-faced Paula Guitierrez was 15 when she met 14-year-old Nestor (Chino) DeJesus on a subway platform in New York City. Almost immediately, they began a torrid affair fueled by sex and marijuana. But while Chino charmed Paula's parents, behind closed doors he was a sadistic control freak who forced Paula into submission and beat her when she tried to escape. Moving to Tampa, Florida, the couple found themselves penniless and hungry with a two-year-old daughter to feed. The only thing going for them was a semiautomatic Mac 11 pistol and a reckless plan. On the morning of July 6, 2001, the sordid saga of Paula and Chino finally reached its inevitable violent end. Hats and bandannas over their faces, the desperate duo rushed into a bank with their gun raised and walked out with $10,000. Believing they'd made a clean getaway, within the hour they found themselves in a tense standoff with two SWAT teams - one cop dead in the street. The only way out was suicide. Pointing the guns at themselves, Chino began counting to three...but only one would die.
Lee Butcher is an award-winning journalist with thirty years of experience reporting and writing for newspapers, magazines, and television. He is the former editor of several newspapers and magazines, including Florida Trend, Texas Business, San Jose Business Journal, and The Staunton Mirror. Butcher studied writing at The Handy Colony and taught journalism for three years at The University of South Florida. He is the author of eight nonfiction books, including Sex, Money and Murder and For a Mother's Love, which were published by Pinnacle.