Plea Deal Taken In Model Murder Case

Woman's Body Was Found Encased In Concrete Back In July

Mitch Kelly
February 18, 2020 - 5:34 am
Mug Shot of accessory to murder suspect Lisa Mort

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 LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A woman who is connected to the murder of model Esmeralda Gonzales has pleaded guilty in a plea deal with prosecutors.  

Court records showed that Lisa Mort agreed to the guilty plea for being an accessory to the crime, in exchange for the state dropping two previous and unrelated drug charges.  

Mort's boyfriend, Christopher Prestipino, faces murder, kidnapping and conspiracy charges.  Cassandra Garrett, Prestipino's roommate, faces similar charges in the case as well.  

Mort's sentencing will be scheduled for April 1st.

Gonzales lived just down the street from Prestipino. She was last seen in late May.

Her body was discovered encased in concrete in a desert area northeast of Las Vegas back in July.