A judge today sentenced MS-13 member Edwin "Sangriento" Gonzalez to life in federal prison for helping to butcher one teen on Constitution Beach in 2015 and a second teen five months later on Falcon Street because he thought they were members of a rival gang, the US Attorney's office reports.
According to court documents and the US Attorney's office, Gonzalez lured Wilson Martinez, 15, to Constitution Beach in September, 2015, by pretending to be a girl on Facebook. Once he arrived, Gonzalez and other members of the Molinos Locos Salvatrucha stabbed him 33 times and smashed his head repeatedly with rocks.
Gonzalez threw his knife into the harbor; State Police divers later recovered it.
In January, 2016, Gonzalez pulled the same Facebook trick to lure Cristofer Perez de la Cruz to his death on Falcon Street. Gonzalez and two other MS-13 members then stabbed the teen repeatedly; a fourth member emptied his gun into the teen.
For his role in the murders, Gonzalez received a promotion in the gang.
A jury in US District Court in Boston convicted him in June of a RICO violation for his role in the murders and his MS-13 membership.
The other three MS-13 members who helped kill Perez de la Cruz were also convicted. Edwin "Demente" Diaz and Jairo "Seco" Perez got 35-year sentences, while Rigoberto "Ninja" Mejia, got a 27 1/2-year sentence.
The other three MS-13 members who helped kill Martinez pleaded guilty. Carlos "Chuchito" Melara, received a 35-year sentence; the other two are awaiting their sentencing.
Of the 61 people arrested in 2016, 49 have either pled or been found guilty.