UPDATE: Both men sentenced.
The US Attorney's office reports Nery Rodriguez Diaz, 18, and Elmer Alfaro Hercules, 19, both Salvadoran nationals, were indicted this week on one count each of being aliens in possession of firearms and ammunition, following their arrests last month at the Bremen Street Park on gun charges.
Diaz had been charged with armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for a 2017 incident in which he and two other men allegedly held somebody down in Everett and stabbed him 22 times, but the case was dismissed in March after the victim, who survived, disappeared, the US Attorney's office reports.
Boston Police arrested Diaz and Hercules at the Bremen Street Park, near Marion Street, around midnight on May 22 on charges related to the loaded guns police said they found on them.
According to the US Attorney's office:
As Diaz was escorted to a waiting police cruiser to be transported for booking, Diaz allegedly shouted “La Mara! La Mara!” to a person in the park.
The US Attorney's office says the two entered the US as unaccompanied minors in 2014. They face prison sentences of up to ten years - and deportation if found guilty.