Not directly implicated in any of the murders that led to the arrests of dozens of local MS-13 members in 2016, and deemed too young to be indicted with his homeboys, Cristian "Duende" Alvarez Hernandez was turned over to Immigration for return to his native El Salvador. Read more.
Cristofer Perez de la Cruz
MS-13 member whose beef with another student in an East Boston High School hallway may have led to the boy's brutal murder is sentenced to ten years in prison
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Nothing cruel and unusual about sending away a double murdering MS-13 member for life, even if he was just 20 at the time, court rules
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.
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.
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.
MS-13 member gets more than 27 years for shooting teen as other members were hacking him to death with knives, machetes
A federal judge today sentenced an MS-13 member to 27 1/2 years in prison for his role in murdering 16-year-old Cristofer Perez de la Cruz on Falcon Street in East Boston in January, 2016. Read more.
MS-13 leader who couldn't get machete out of sheath to help slaughter a rival gets nearly 18 years in prison
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.
MS-13 member who overslept and missed helping to carve up a rival gang member is sentenced to 8 years
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.
East Coast MS-13 leader gets 19 1/2 years for organizing conclave that led to teen's murder in East Boston
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.
A federal jury today convicted Edwin "Sangriento" Gonzalez, 22, for helping to murder Wilson Martinez, 15, in September, 2015, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, in January, 2016.
Jairo "Seco" Perez, today admitted he was one of several MS-13 members who repeatedly stabbed and sliced Cristofer Perez de la Cruz on Falcon Street in East Boston on Jan. 10, 2016 - along with other members who repeatedly shot the 16-year-old.
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.
A Salvadoran national living in East Boston admitted in federal court yesterday that, as a national MS-13 leader, he ordered the deaths of Wilson Martinez, 15, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16.
Jose Adan "Chucky" Martinez Castro, 28, the leader of MS-13 on the East Coast, yesterday pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge that could get him 20 years in federal prison, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
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.
Boston Police today identified Sunday's murder victim as Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16. He was from Chelsea.
He was found fatally shot around 1:35 a.m. on Falcon Street. Read more.
Boston Police report a man was fatally shot around 1:35 a.m. at 144 Falcon St..
He is Boston's first homicide victim of 2016.