Man sentenced to life in prison for killing man whose body was found burned in 2021

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in more than 40 years after being convicted of killing a man in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 2021.

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Pedro Santiago-Marquez, 34, was convicted of killing Jason Mendez-Ramos and mutilating his corpse in March, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Santiago-Marquez was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole with extended supervision in 41 years.

Santiago-Marquez was also sentenced to 10 years for mutilating a corpse. The Press-Gazette reported that he will serve the sentence at the same time as his life sentence.

Mendez-Ramos’ body was found burned near a trail by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus in September 2021, WBAY reported.

A jury determined that Santiago-Marquez either shot or ordered the shooting of Mendez-Ramos on Sept. 27, 2021, and then ordered for his body to be burned, according to The Associated Press.

Investigators believe that Santiago-Marquez owed Mendez-Ramos money for drug trafficking, the AP reported. Other evidence presented at trial indicated that Santiago-Marquez also owed money to some of his employees for their work, according to the Press-Gazette.

Two other men have also been convicted in connection to helping to get rid of evidence of the murder, the newspaper reported.

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