Dad furious over ex-Rutgers player’s plea bargain that killed daughter

Adelita Website/Tijana Police

Adelita Website/Tijana Police

Parents of a 19-year-old nightclub employee throat cut by the former rutgers basketball The player is angry that he was only sentenced to 22 years in prison in Tijuana. Mexico.

Logan Kelly, 27, has admitted to killing Isis Atalia Montoya Romero at Adelita nightclub in February 2021. He mistook his 19-year-old mother who worked there for someone else. CCTV footage from several angles shows Kelly walking behind Montoya Romero with a military-style knife with a 4-inch clip blade and slitting her throat before fleeing. She was seen walking with a client at a club.

Local media reports said Kelly appeared unaware of the victim and intended to hurt another woman he met at a club called a “traditional men’s club,” which features dancing and prostitution. .

Security guards were able to stop Kelly and were the first to identify him as a member of the military due to the type of weapon he used. he never served. At Rutgers he only played three games before he was fired from the team for unknown reasons.

Kelly’s light sentence was part of a plea bargain that included paying nearly $40,000 to the victim’s family, including her 4-year-old son. As part of the deal, the murder charge against the basketball player, which at a minimum he should have been sentenced to 40 years, was dropped.

The victim’s father was angry at the verdict. “Judges, prosecutors, and even my daughter’s lawyers have acted in their favor (for Kelly), not for (Kelly’s). I feel it.” Jose Montoya told New Jersey Advanced Media“I have a video of what this assassin did to my daughter. He practically decapitated her! Apparently the judge didn’t even watch the video.”

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