Maria Moore, Marvel Salvant sentenced to life for the murder of Dominic Sarkar
A California woman and her accomplice are set to spend the rest of their days in jail for killing a chef as part of a life insurance scheme. Tracer Maria Moore53 years old and shooter Saving Wonder49, were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of murder Dominique Sarkar56.
“Salvant was also sentenced to an additional 25 years for the use of a firearm”, Fremont Police Department noted.
The hearing took place on March 9, but the police announced it on Monday.
As previously reported, authorities say Salvant admitted to others that he was going to receive a lot of money for something terrible.
“I am an evil person…I have committed a cardinal sin…I have done it before,” he said, according to court documents obtained by The East Bay Times. “So, no going back from here.”
That point of no return was to sneak into Sarkar’s house and shoot the sleeping man. Fremont cops said they received a 911 call on Oct. 8, 2018. One of Sarkar’s neighbors said he heard gunshots and saw a man fleeing the house and then fleeing on a bicycle.
“A man was then seen in the footage riding a bicycle toward the victim’s residence from where Defendant Salvant’s vehicle parked,” Alameda County prosecutors wrote. “A few minutes after the murder, the same man was seen on video footage returning to the vehicle. Cell phone location data then showed Defendant Salvant leaving the area to return to his residence in the Sacramento area. »
Authorities linked Salvant to Moore, who wired him $500 the month before the murder. They texted each other before and immediately after the murder, prosecutors said. According to cops, they had lived together in Seaside, California several years earlier.
Moore claimed she had a casual sexual relationship with Sarkar, who was executive chef at the Passage to India restaurant in the town of Mountain View, but it turned out that she was the financial beneficiary if he died. Records show that she and Sarkar obtained a $500,000 life insurance policy on him in April 2016. His two daughters were the eventual beneficiaries, but the following September they were removed and replaced by the son of Moore. Then, in 2017, Sarkar got a $300,000 policy. Again, her daughters were the primary beneficiaries, but that changed in January 2018. Moore replaced the daughters and she became the sole benefactor.
[Booking photos via Fremont Police Department]
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