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O.C. woman sentenced for luring ex-boyfriend to be murdered by promising sex

February 10, 2011 |  5:23 pm

Veronica Paz booking photo An Orange County woman was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in state prison for promising sex to lure her ex-boyfriend to a remote location where he was killed by the woman's current boyfriend.

The woman and her boyfriend were accused of torching the victim's body with lighter fluid and diesel fuel to destroy evidence.

Veronica Paz, 28, drove with Diego Gonzalez, 17, to an unincorporated area of Orange, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

Prosecutors said Gonzalez was on the wrestling team at El Modena High School in Orange at the time and had remained in contact with Paz while she dated her new boyfriend.

When Paz and Gonzalez arrived, prosecutors said, Gonzalez was pulled from the car by Brandan Dante Perry, 27. He shot Gonzalez twice in the head.

Perry has already been sentenced in the case and is serving 25 years to life in state prison, the district attorney's office said.

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-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Veronica Paz. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office

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