Adam Anhang Bio – Adam Anhang Wiki
Adam Joel Anhang Uster was an entrepreneur and real estate developer; he was murdered at the intersection of Calle San Justo and Calle Luna in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 2005.
Adam Anhang was born in 1987. He was a 32-year-old Winnipeg real estate developer who earned millions of dollars from online gaming, was murdered days after he declared his intention to seek a divorce from Vázquez Rijos – six months after they wed.
Adam Anhang’s early life, education and career
Adam Joel Anhang was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He began his undergraduate studies at Yeshiva University, serving as executive editor of the student newspaper and a competitive member of the fencing team.
He completed his undergraduate degree at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Following graduation, he returned to Wharton to give guest lectures on real estate.
Anhang’s career focused on revitalizing neighborhoods through real estate development. After working at NorthStar Capital Investment Corporation (predecessor to NorthStar Realty), he started his own consulting business advising companies in various industries, including online gaming software company CWC Gaming.
He invested in and developed properties in Puerto Rico; among other projects, he was part-owner of the Martineau Bay Resort (a former Wyndham Hotels & Resorts property) in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Vázquez-Rijos was a former Miss Puerto Rico Petite winner. Anhang and Vázquez-Rijos signed a prenuptial agreement one day before they were married, as Anhang’s net worth was estimated at more than $24 million while Vazquez’s was only $62,300.
Anhang’s father Abraham said “The motive was greed. The whole [Vázquez] family had moved into their house and basically he had to move out. There was no doubt that they looked upon him as a meal ticket and he was dispensable. In fact, they convinced themselves that he was worth to them more dead than alive.”
He was killed by a restaurant worker hired by Vázquez Rijos, who promised to pay $3m (£2.3m) for the crime to appear to be a mugging gone wrong.
Vázquez Rijos was slightly injured in the attack and was not suspected until a witness came forward..
The witness said they had seen the assailant speak to Vázquez Rijos before lightly striking her after Anhang had been brutally beaten and stabbed.
An innocent man was convicted and spent eight months in jail as Vázquez Rijos fled to Florence, Italy, and sued her deceased husband’s parents for $9m from his estate.
US Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said in a statement: “Today’s sentence concludes a process which required a lot of effort and perseverance. Justice was finally served for the victim and his family.”
Also sentenced on Friday was her sister, Marcia Vázquez Rijos, and her ex-boyfriend, Jose Ferrer Sosa, who authorities say helped her evade capture.
The main suspect, Alex Pabon Colon, pleaded guilty 10 years ago to killing Anhang and has been co-operating with investigators since then.
The victim’s father told the Associated Press that “it certainly helps to put it behind us, but you can’t forget your own child who dies before you do”.
Áurea Vázquez Rijos Bio
A Puerto Rican woman has received a life prison sentence for hiring a hitman to murder her wealthy Canadian husband 14 years ago.
Áurea Vázquez Rijos, who fled to Europe after the killing, professed her innocence as she learned her fate.
Vázquez Rijos had fled to Italy and Spain after watching her husband, Adam Anhang, fatally knifed on the streets of San Juan in September 2005.
In court, she angrily told the victim’s father: “I hope you’re happy now.”
“Shut up!” responded 80-year-old Abraham Anhang after he was accused of character assassination by the former beauty queen.
“You lost [a son] but I lost, too,” she said during Friday’s hearing, according to the Winnipeg Free Press.
“I lost a man I love. I was murdered. A part of me died… I am innocent and time will prove it. That is all.”
In the hearing, which was held at a federal court near where Anhang died, the judge recommended she spend the rest of her life in a Fort Worth, Texas, prison.
The details of her time on the run, during which she gave birth to three children including one in jail, makes for extraordinary reading.