MS-13 member Kevin Ayala, 23, was sentenced today to 42 months in federal prison for his role in shooting one member of the rival 18th Street gang and beating another, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Ayala, a member of the MS-13 Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha "clique," faces deportation to his native El Salvador when done with his time in federal prison.
According to an indictment used to round up 61 alleged MS-13 members last year, Ayala teamed up with two other MS-13 members to attack their rivals on April 16, 2014 in Chelsea. Their goal was to murder the two, a task at which they failed, however. Ayala pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault in February.
Ayala is the latest in a series of MS-13 members to plead guilty and to be sentenced. Still awaiting trial are members charged with several murders, including those of three teenagers in East Boston in 2015 and 2016.