A Buford resident has died from injuries Gwinnett police say she sustained in a fight with two other females.
On Thursday, Aug. 11, 30-year-old Ashley Bocanegra arrived at a local hospital with severe injuries she said she received during a fight she had been involved in earlier in the day with two other females. A few hours later, the victim died from her injuries.
According to Gwinnett homicide detectives, about 1 p.m. Tuesday, the suspects — Antonetta Stevens, 27, of Buford, and Janine Gonzalez, 17, of Buffalo, New York — lured the victim to the apartment complex where they live near the 2900 block of Buford Drive and attacked her and took her cell phone. Detectives said Gonzalez’s brother had been involved in a romantic relationship with both Stevens and Bocanegra, and that relationship was the motive behind the attack.
The Gwinnett Homicide Unit was able to locate The suspects at their apartment. They have been arrested and charged with aggravated battery, robbery and felony murder.
Relatives of the victim have set up a GoFundMe to raise money to return her body to New York City and pay for funeral expenses.
FEATURED PHOTO: Suspects Janine Gonzalez, 17, and Antonetta Stevens, 27, face charges in the death of Buford resident Ashley Bocanegra. Photos courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department.