Hector "Cuervo" Ramires admitted in federal court today that his attempt to shoot members of a rival gang on a Chelsea street in 2014 failed and that he instead killed a woman who happened to be standing at her window.
Katerin Gomez, 35, died as her three young children watched after she was shot on Oct. 18.
Under a plea deal with federal prosecutors, Ramires, a 24-year-old Honduran national, would get a 27-year sentence for Gomez's murder and for his failed attempt to kill another rival in 2014 and for armed robbery. A judge will formally sentence Ramires on Jan. 19.
Ramires was a member of MS-13's Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha "clique." Last week, another member of that Chelsea-based group, Bryan "Chucky" Galicia Barillas, pleaded guilty to giving Ramires the gun he used to kill Gomez.
Ramires is the 22nd MS-13 member to plead guilty. Federal and local authorities arrrested 61 people in raids last year.