Denise Marie Enriquez, in Prison for Arranging Hit on a Security Guard, is Looking for Love
Hey, fellas: Denise Marie Enriquez is looking for love.
But before responding to her lonely hearts club request, keep in mind she's currently at Chowchilla for luring a security guard to a Costa Mesa school parking lot where another man tried to murder him.
An alert reader forwarded us the following craigslist personal:
Pen Pal woman - 32 (Chowchilla)
HELLO MY NAMES DENICE ENRIQUEZ CDC NUMBER #WE5727 ....MEXICAN 5'3 135 LBS WITH LIGHT BROWN EYES LOOKING FOR SOME ONE TO WRITE I GET MY RELEASE IN TWO YEARS ......
Perhaps the change in spelling of the first name is to throw off Googlers? Because "Denise" is how Costa Mesa police and prosecutors spelled it all along. As reported here, the Santa Ana resident baited South County security guard Wilfren Banejas-Rodriguez to meet her at Paularino Elementary School on July 16, 2011, so fellow Santa Anan Jose Jeremias Ayala could settle a personal score.
Banejas-Rodriguez had previously been a friend and lover of Enriquez, but he had not heard from her for quite some time when, out of the blue, she called him asking if he could pick up her and her daughter after his work shift. They arranged to meet at school at 1060 Paularino Ave.
When Banejas-Rodriguez pulled up in his white Ford Expedition around 11 p.m., he noticed a man standing nearby wearing black clothing and with a hooded sweatshirt pulled tightly around his face. He seemed to be talking on a cell phone.
Suddenly, the stranger appeared at the driver's side door and blasted away from short range. Banejas-Rodriguez, who was 26 at the time, was later hospitalized with non-life threatening gunshot wounds to his left arm, left shoulder/neck and left side of his torso.
Detectives were able to easily identify Enriquez as the woman Banejas-Rodriguez was coming to meet that night, and further investigation revealed Ayala had also been a lover of Enriquez and had believed the security guard had disrespected him and a relative.
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