Colombian soldier, 21, ‘threatened to kill his glamorous girlfriend, 19, a month before she was found dead and stuffed in a SUITCASE’
- Sebastián Villegas, who allegedly threatened to kill Isabella Mesa four weeks earlier through a WhatsApp message, reportedly killed her at his home on Sunday.
- Court records from a testimony provided by Mesa’s mother indicate that Villegas ordered her to provide screenshots of her conversations
- Mesa traveled from Mexico to her native Colombia to spend time with Villegas, an Army soldier who stabbed her 24 times, a court document showed
Colombian army soldier Sebastián Villegas allegedly threatened to kill his model girlfriend Isabella Mesa nearly a month before stabbing her 24 times and stuffing her body into a suitcase at his home, court documents have revealed.
“If she talks to other men, he won’t mind killing whoever it is, he’ll even kill her himself,” a judge said while hearing the testimony of the victim’s mother, Sandra Mesa, during read a hearing Wednesday. “She heard those words in the middle of a video call on December 30, 2023.
Isabella Mesa (19) was found dead by Villegas’ mother in one of the rooms of their Medellín residence on Sunday evening, several hours after the couple attended a party at a farm and had a heated argument.
The young mother traveled from Mexico to Colombia, where she lived with her mother Sandra Mesa and her three-year-old son, to spend time with Villegas, who was on vacation.
The judge overseeing a court hearing Wednesday read testimony from Sandra Mesa, who said her daughter initially met Villegas when she was 13 years old living in her hometown of Copacabana, 25 miles outside Medellín.
Isabella, who moved to Mexico to pursue a career in modeling, would spend the majority of her days talking to Villegas on her cell phone, her mother told investigators.
Sebastián Villegas is accused of killing his girlfriend, Isabella Mesa, at his home in Medellín on Sunday. The army soldier allegedly threatened to kill his 19-year-old girlfriend if he found out she was talking to other men
Isabella Villegas moved from her native Colombia to Mexico, where she pursued a career in modeling and lived with her mother and three-year-old son
‘Day and night she was stuck talking on the mobile phone. However, she sometimes heard loud conversations or video calls and she could tell that he was threatening her,” the court document states. ‘He demanded that she share the screen and send WhatsApp videos to see who she was talking to. She saw that Sebastián was a jealous person.’
Villegas’ heightened state of jealousy rose to the point where he threatened to kill Isabella Mesa four weeks before taking her life.
“He was sick with jealousy, her daughter sent everything he asked of her and then he asked her for forgiveness,” the court document revealed.
The judge said Villegas stabbed Isabella eight times in the neck and seven times around the left breast.
Medellín law enforcement officers recovered the body of Isabella Mesa from the home of her soldier boyfriend, Sebastián Villegas, on Sunday evening
Isabella Villegas was forced by her alleged killer boyfriend, Sebastián Villegas, to send screenshots of conversations she had with her friends, according to testimony for her mother read in court on Wednesday
Colombian army soldier Sebastián Villegas could be sentenced to 40 years in prison if he is found guilty on Sunday of murdering his model girlfriend Isabella Mesa
Isabella Mesa’s uncle, Mauricio Mesa, told Caracol television that Villegas confessed to his mother and stepfather that he killed his girlfriend.
“She told the prosecutor that the boy admitted to her (the soldier’s mother) and her romantic partner that he had killed Isabella, that he had committed something very serious, that he had damaged his life,” said Mauricio Mesa .
Isabella Mesa was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon.
“Isabella was a beautiful girl, full of dreams, who wanted to take on the world and for me that was the best,” Sandra Mesa told the outlet. She was my first love, my friend and she even looked like my sister.’
Villegas faces one count of aggravated femicide and could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted.