A federal judge has sentenced a leader and a member of the MS-13 Eastside Loco Salvatrucha sub-gang to prison sentences in recent days, in part for their roles of encouraging the murder of a 15-year-old in East Boston in 2015.
A federal judge today sentenced Herzzon "Casper" Sandoval to 20 years in prison for a RICO violation - his role in encouraging the murder of a 15-year-old on Trenton Street in East Boston and two attempted murders.
A member of an MS-13 "clique" in East Boston pleaded guilty last week to fatally stabbing Irvin de Paz, 15, on Trenton Street as part of a successful effort to increase his standing in the gang in 2015.
The 64-page federal indictment against alleged local members of the murdering, drug-running MS-13 provides some details on the gang-war murders of three teenagers in East Boston between September and January: Two were killed by gang members looking for promotions by proving they could murder somebody while the third died because gang leaders had decided at a meeting to step up its wars with rivals across the eastern US. Read more.
Police found a man stabbed to the back around 5:15 p.m at 72 Trenton St., although he may have fled there from someplace else. Boston Police report he was transported to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.