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.