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Psycho For Love: Michel Escoto killed his wife of four days, Wendy Trapaga, to collect the insurance money; Instead, he got LWOP


Wendy Trapaga
Wendy Trapaga

Find-A-Grave: Wendy Marie Trapaga
Husband On Trial For Alleged Murder Of Wife For $1 Million Insurance Policy
Escoto Held In Contempt Of Court In Newlywed Murder Trial
Newlywed Murder Trial Continues, “The Other Woman” Cross-Examined
Michel Escoto Cross Examines Former Girlfriend in Newlywed Murder Trial
State Rests Case In Escoto Newlywed Murder Trial
DNA Expert Takes Stand In “Newlywed Murder Trial”
Closing Arguments Underway In “Newlywed Murder Trial”
Guilty Verdict In Newlywed Murder Trial
Newlywed guilty of murder in bride’s bludgeoning
Newlywed Bride Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison
Miami man who killed bride for insurance money gets life

Till Death Do Us Part: True Stories of Newlywed Murder Cases

Scorned: Love Kills: I’ll Have What She’s Having
Dateline: Mystery in South Beach


MichelEscoto prison mug

DC Number: M00510
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 6’02”
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/29/1971
Initial Receipt Date: 05/21/2014
Current Facility: FRANKLIN C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE


Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
10/14/2002 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 05/07/2014 MIAMI-DADE 0525794 SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 05/21/2014
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated


One Response

  1. This story haunted me last year when I watched it. It is a shame that women go through these types of issues because of being in love. We have to learn to be stronger! Looks and good sex does not always mean a good personality or a good mate or provider. On ID Michel was portrayed as a very sexual being…clubs, swinging and “down for whatever.” Yolanda, thinking this man is good for her child or will make a good dad to somebody.

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