Investigators believe all the suspects and the victim were members of an MS-13 clique in Fairfax, Virginia. A meeting at the Prince George’s County home of their leader turned violent when gang members questioned Pineda-Chicas’ loyalty, prosecutors said.
Pinedas-Chicas was then attacked and killed. He was stabbed 100 times, police said.
His body was then driven to and left in a remote, grassy area of Stafford County, Virginia.
The other suspects are 29-year-old Jose Ordonez-Zometa, whose house Pineda-Chicas was killed in; 20-year-old Jonathan Castillo-Rivera; 18-year-old Kevin Rodriguez-Flores; 16-year-old Christian Martinez-Ramirez; and 25-year-old Jose Hernandez-Garcia.
Investigators believe Ordonez-Zometa was the gang leader.
All suspects are being charged as adults.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to call detectives at 301-772-4925. Callers who want to remain anonymous can call 1-866-411-8477 or submit information online.
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