HOUSTON – A man and a woman accused of beating and carjacking a man in November 2022 have entered guilty pleas.
According to a tweet from FBI Houston, Frank Blanco and Destinee Guerrero pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting carjacking on Friday.
As per court documents, the Uber driver stated that he picked up Blanco and Guerrero after they requested a ride. Once they were inside the vehicle, they kept changing their desired destination.
After approximately 30 minutes of aimless driving, the Uber driver parked at a convenience store located at 3000 Ella Lane and instructed the two passengers to exit the vehicle.
Upon being asked to leave the vehicle, the driver reported that Blanco and Guerrero began assaulting him until he lost consciousness.
While unconscious, the suspects allegedly continued assaulting the driver for a few more minutes before fleeing with his wallet and car.
The Uber driver suffered severe injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (brain bleed), concussion, broken orbital eye socket, broken nose, and multiple cuts and bruises, resulting in permanent disfigurement.
Initially, the pair faced charges of aggravated robbery with serious bodily injury by the state of Texas. However, those charges were dropped when federal charges were filed.