A federal jury today convicted Edwin "Sangriento" Gonzalez, 22, for helping to murder Wilson Martinez, 15, in September, 2015, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, in January, 2016.
He is the 49th MS-13 member to be found or to have pleaded guilty to RICO charges following the arrests of 61 alleged MS-13 members in raids in 2016, conducted by the Obama-administration FBI and police departments in several "sanctuary" cities, including Boston, Everett and Chelsea.
Gonzalez took turns with several other MS-13 members to stab Martinez to death on Constitution Beach and who received a promotion in his MS-13 Molinos Locos Salvatrucha "clique" for his role, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports:
On Sept. 7, 2015, Gonzalez and three other MS-13 members lured a 15-year-old boy through social media to Constitution Beach in East Boston. Convinced that the victim was a gang rival, Gonzalez and others targeted him by pretending to be a girl on Facebook and lured the victim to the beach for a date. When the victim arrived at Constitution Beach, Gonzalez and three other MS-13 members took turns stabbing the victim repeatedly, killing him and leaving him dead on a public beach. The victim had approximately 33 sharp force injuries and multiple blunt force injuries. The other three MS-13 members who committed this murder with Gonzalez - Carlos Melara, a/k/a "Chuchito," a/k/a "Criminal;" Henry Parada Martinez, a/k/a "Street Danger;" and Rene Mejia Flores a/k/a "Gasper," - have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
Gonzalez then pulled the same Facebook-girl trick to lure Perez de la Cruz to his death, officials say:
On Jan.10, 2016, Gonzalez and three other MS-13 members lured a 16-year-old boy through social media to Falcon Street in East Boston. Again, convinced that the victim was a gang rival, Gonzalez and others targeted him by pretending to be a girl on Facebook. Gonzalez then went to pick up the victim, pretending to be a relative of the girl that the victim was supposed to meet for a date. When Gonzalez arrived with the victim in East Boston, the MS-13 members attacked the victim. Three of the MS-13 members, including Gonzalez, were armed with large knives and stabbed the victim repeatedly, while the fourth MS-13 member fired multiple gunshots into the victim. Gonzalez and the other MS-13 members then ran away, leaving the teenager dead on a public street. The victim had approximately 48 sharp force injuries, multiple gunshot wounds, and multiple blunt force injuries. The other three MS-13 members who committed this murder with Gonzalez - Edwin Diaz, a/k/a "Demente;" Jairo Perez, a/k/a "Seco;" and Rigoberto Mejia, a/k/a "Ninja" - have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
Gonzalez, a Salvadoran national, faces deportation after he completes his sentence, which will be set on Sept. 26.