Henry Josue "Street Danger" Parada Martinez, 22, pleaded guilty yesterday to racketeering charges that include the murder of Wilson Martinez, 15, whose body, stabbed repeatedly, was found on Constitution Beach on Sept. 7, 2015, the US Attorney's office reports.
Parada Martinez admitted he was one of four men who killed Martinez at the urging of MS-13 leaders who wanted more violent attacks on rival gang members. Federal investigators say Parada Martinez got a promotion in MS-13 for the teen's murder.
U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor scheduled sentencing for March 1. Parada Martinez faces up to life in prison. A Salvadoran national, he would also face deportation if he is released.
He is the 26th local MS-13 member to plead or be found guilty after federal and local sweeps nabbed 61 people in 2016.