Bryan "Chucky" Galicia Barillas, 20, faces 22 years in federal prison after pleading guilty today to providing the gun another MS-13 member with bad aim used to kill an innocent woman in Chelsea in 2014 and to his role in three failed murder attempts, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Galicia, a Guatemalan national, faces deportation on his release from prison, the US Attorney's office adds.
Katerin Gomez, 35, died on Oct. 18, 2014, when Galicia's fellow MS-13 member tried to shoot at rivals on a Chelsea Street, but missed. Gomez, whose three children watched her die, had nothing to do with the gang feud; she was looking out her apartment window at the time. Her alleged murderer, Hector "Cuervo" Ramires, to whom Galicia gave the gun, is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 6.
Galicia was a member of MS-13's Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha "clique" in Chelsea.
According to the US Attorney's office:
Galicia Barillas also accepted responsibility for his role in the following: an April 2015 conspiracy to kill a MS-13 member that the gang believed was cooperating with law enforcement authorities; a May 26, 2015 stabbing and attempted murder of a rival gang member in Chelsea in which the victim survived the attack; and a September 8, 2014 stabbing and attempted murder of an individual in Chelsea.
Galicia is the 20th MS-13 member rounded up in 2016 to plead guilty. A total of 61 people were charged.