A federal appeals court today upheld local MS-13 enforcer Edwin "Sangriento" Gonzalez's sentence of life without parole for helping to murder two teens in East Boston for the sin of belonging to a rival gang by stabbing them dozens of times. Read more.
The knife Gonzalez plunged into Martinez, recovered from the water off Constitution Beach.
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.
A Somerville man who led one of the local MS-13 "cliques" was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison today for RICO violations that included trying to slice up a member of a rival gang in Chelsea and helping to dispose of evidence related to the knife/gun murder of another alleged member of a rival gang on Falcon Street in East Boston. Read more.
A federal judge today sentenced Modesto "Snoopy" Ramirez to 97 months, or a little more than eight years, in federal prison for RICO violations related to his membership in a local MS-13 gang. Read more.
A federal judge today sentenced Edwn "Demente" Diaz, 20, to 35 years in federal prison for being one of several MS-13 members who stabbed Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, of Chelsea so brutally the tips of their knives broke off in his skull - as another gang member fired repeated rounds into him. Read more.
A federal judge today sentenced Jose Adan "Chucky" Martinez Castro to 19 1/2 years in federal prison for a racketeering charge related to his role in overseeing MS-13 gangs along the East Coast - including a December, 2015 gang conference at his Virginia house at which he ordered members to increase their attacks on the rival 18th Street Gang. Read more.
Jose "Little Crazy" Vasquez today pleaded guilty to a RICO charge for his role in trying to hide evidence of the murder of Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, of Chelsea on Falcon Street in East Boston in January, 2016. He faces up to 18 years in prison at his Aug. 30 sentencing.
Edwin "Demente" Diaz, 20, pleaded guilty today to being one of the MS-13 members who repeatedly stabbed a suspected member of a rival gang on Falcon Street in East Boston - as other members were shooting him - in January, 2016.
Boston.com reports on a court transcript related to the death of Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, whom local MS-13 members allegedly found in the central Mass. area where he'd been relocated by police after he agreed to testify against MS-13 members, then killed him and dumped his body on Falcon Street in East Boston.
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.