Uniontown, Pennsylvania – The husband of a 26-year-old woman found shot to death in her Pennsylvania home was apprehended on Tuesday at a Las Vegas casino with $100,000 in cash. The suspect, Art Guty Jr., had been previously targeted in a murder-for-hire plot by his first wife in 2019.
District Attorney Mike Aubele stated that Guty, 55, appeared to be attempting to flee the country with a significant amount of cash to avoid responsibility for the crime. The victim, Nicole Zambrano, had been married to Guty for about a year before her tragic death. Zambrano, a Venezuelan immigrant, was reported missing by her colleagues after failing to show up for work at a resort for three consecutive days.
Although Zambrano’s body was discovered on Monday, it is believed that she was killed before then. Following the discovery, a homicide warrant was issued for her husband, and authorities were able to track Guty to the Mardi Gras Casino in Las Vegas using his cellphone pings.
In a bizarre turn of events, it was revealed that Guty’s first wife, Roxanne, was previously arrested for attempting to hire a hitman to kill him for life insurance money. Guty’s friend, Carlos Ramirez, who introduced him to Zambrano, expressed regret over his role in bringing the couple together.
Reports indicate that Zambrano was last heard from on Christmas Eve, and Guty had told neighbors that they were planning to travel to Florida or the Grand Canyon. Neighbor Bob Luick revealed that there had been signs of trouble in the relationship, recalling a statement made by Guty about a month ago expressing suspicions of infidelity.
In the wake of this tragic incident, the community is left to grapple with the shocking loss of a young life and the unsettling circumstances surrounding it. The ongoing investigation will hopefully provide more clarity and closure for all those affected by this tragedy.