One of three MS-13 members who hacked a 16-year-old to death with long knives on Falcon Street - as a fourth member fired a gun at him repeatedly - got a 35-year federal prison sentence today.
Jairo "Seco" Perez, 27, faces deportation to his native El Salvador at the end of his sentence for helping to kill Cristofer Perez de la Cruz of Chelsea on Jan. 10, 2016, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Perez and four other members of the MS-13 Trece Loco Salvatrucha "clique" met Perez de La Cruz, whom they suspected of being a member of the rival 18th Street Gang and whom they lured to his death by pretending to be a girl interested in him on Facebook, authorities say.
Authorities add that Perez hoped to get a gang promotion by helping to kill the teen.
A wired informant captured Perez talking about the murder afterwards, according to a sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors.
Among other things, when asked how he felt after the murder, Perez stated, "I am at peace with what I have done, doggie," and "I fucking slept well!" ... In a sickening exchange, Perez also talked about how he and his fellow gang members had left the victim in such a condition that the police had trouble identifying the victim because the group had disfigured the victim’s face and chopped off his hand.
Five days after the murder, Perez and fellow gang member gathered up all the weapons they'd used and murderers' clothing that night and then drove them to Deer Island, where they buried them, the memorandum says.
Perez, who pleaded guilty in May, was sentenced in US District Court in Boston two days after another MS-13 member was sentenced to 27 1/2 years in prison for repeatedly shooting Perez de la Cruz while he was being hacked to death.
In August, one of the other three gang members with a machete was sentenced to 35 years.
A jury found another one of the knife murderers guilty in June; he is scheduled for sentencing later this month.
Last month, a gang member who was supposed to join in the murder but overslept got 18 years.
Perez was one of 61 alleged MS-13 members arrested in raids in 2016. Most have since either pleaded or been found guilty.