Two US men arrested for burying woman alive

NEW YORK: Two American men have been accused of burying a woman alive, according to court documents released Friday after the pair was arrested and charged with murder.

One of the two men, a 36-year-old landscaper, knew the victim, 41-year-old mother of two Fatima Perez, who was reported missing Monday evening in Camden, New Jersey.

According to Camden police, Perez went out Monday to buy a car with $8,000 in cash. The landscaper, Carlos Alicea-Antonetti, had agreed to drive her to where she was to make the purchase.

But the two had an argument in the course of which Perez fell from the van, Alicea-Antonetti told police, according to court documents.

She got back in, at which point Alicea-Antonetti went to pick up his employee Ramon Ortiz, 57.

The two men gave different accounts of the events that followed, but both have admitted the young woman was buried alive in a wooded area south of Camden, in an improvised grave dug by Ortiz.