LONGWOOD — A woman angry that a Bronx teen had shared a sex tape of the two of them was arrested and charged with his murder after she enabled three men to ransack his apartment for his large legal payout and kill him, police said.
Kayla Moreno, 20, was hanging out with 19-year-old Jose Hart in his apartment at 1058 Southern Blvd. early on Sunday morning and let a trio of robbers in just after 3 a.m. as she left, according to the NYPD.
The thieves came to Hart's apartment searching for money from a $50,000 settlement his mother recently won from a lawsuit about a car accident, police said.
Hart had been boasting about the settlement, and he was shot multiple times in the torso during his confrontation with the masked robbers, police said.
Video shows the three men waiting outside the door of an apartment building.
Police suspect Moreno of setting up Hart by orchestrating the robbery but do not believe she meant it to end in his death.
"I was supposed to drink and smoke with Jose and let them in the door," she told police. "It was just supposed to be a robbery."
However, when the men left the apartment and met up with Moreno again, they told her they had shot Hart after he tried to grab the gun, according to court documents.
Hart's mother was not home during the robbery, but she later returned and saw that her son had been shot, police said.
Moreno has been charged with murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, and the investigation into Hart's death is ongoing.
She was arraigned on Tuesday night and ordered held without bail, and she is due back in court on Nov. 25, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.