They met up soon after. According to Cerrillo: "I see a lot of blood on his hands and on him. I see a tire iron wrapped in a red rag, the smell of blood, his shoes. He put them on the floor of my car. I asked, What happened? He said, ’It’s done.’’
Cerrillo laid a jacket down on the front seat for to him to sit on - to protect the fabric from the blood drenched on his body, she said.
The two drove off, leaving Cerrillo’s car at the scene.
As they drove back to his apartment in Miami Beach, Escoto told Cerrillo that she refused to "go down" in the tub and admitted "he hit her over and over again until she didn’t move anymore."
En route to Miami Beach, Cerrillo stopped the car at Dodge Island, and Escoto hurled the iron and rag into the water. Right after, a uniformed police officer pulled up - but Cerrillo told him that her boyfriend was sick. The cop simply ordered them to move along.
Cerrillo dropped Escoto off at the Miami Beach apartment. A Miami-Dade garbage man found Trapaga’s body early that morning.
In her statement, Cerrillo admitted she lied to homicide detectives at first, and during the civil proceedings.
In 2007, after Escoto’s arrest, she told detectives of helping Escoto afterward - but did not mention helping him plan the slaying.
She did not reveal the extent of her planning until a second statement, given this year under subpoena, which gave her immunity as a witness.
Her lawyers did not return calls for comment. Trapaga’s family, which is suing Cerrillo for her involvement in Trapaga’s death, was stunned when she gave her full statement.
"We did feel she was definitely involved from the get-go, " said the family’s attorney, Jorge Borron.
"We knew she was involved but the statement totally surprised us. The detail in the statement is pretty devastating."