An additional arrest has been made in connection with the August 2017 kidnapping and murder of a teenager with ties to MS-13 in Prince William County, Virginia, police said.
A Silver Spring, Maryland, man has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison in a prostitution and sex-abuse case that highlights MS-13 brutality and human trafficking.
Venus Iraheta, 18, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty in January to charges of first-degree murder, abduction and gang participation in the death of Damaris Reyes Rivas, 15, last year. Iraheta disappeared for a month afterward; her return was captured live on TV.
A Bedford County jury on Friday found Victor Arnoldo Rodas guilty of first-degree murder and gang participation.
Evelyn Rodriguez was hit around 4 p.m. in Brentwood, near where her 16-year-old daughter Kayla Cuevas’ body was found beaten and slashed two years ago to the day, police said.
Jose Augustin Salmeron-Larios of Severn admitted to taking part in a shooting and coordinating another. Prosecutors also say he brought guns up from Florida and distributed them to other MS-13 members in Maryland.
In Northern Virginia, violent crimes attributed to MS-13 have made the gang a focal point in the 10th Congressional District race. But an ad by incumbent Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock criticizing her opponent Democratic state Senator Jennifer Wexton for failing to support anti-gang legislation falls short.
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Attorneys representing a man accused of being an MS-13 gang member and slaying a Virginia teen want to relocate his January trial, saying news coverage has biased potential jurors. Citing court…
A member of the MS-13 gang has been sentenced for his role in several violent crimes, including the murder of a man in 2013.
A man identified by prosecutors as the East Coast leader of the MS-13 gang says he’s suffering from his Long Island jail lockdown.
A grand jury indicted Josselin Ramirez in January, and a jury found her guilty earlier this year. Authorities say she is a member of MS-13.
MS-13 members are said to operate throughout Maryland in Frederick, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, prosecutors said.
Eleven suspected members of the MS-13 gang have been charged in connection with the 2016 slayings of two teens whose remains were discovered buried in a Fairfax County park.
Jordy Jose Bonilla, 18, had lured two victims to a forested area behind an Ashburn, Virginia, apartment complex “to party with some females,” prosecutors said. The attack left one dead and another seriously wounded.
Prince William County police say the 25-year-old Woodbridge man was not in any gang — nor was he even known to the suspects. Three men and a juvenile have been charged.
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