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Anne Arundel jury to decide if inmates charged in death of rival gang leader had a choice

Two tattooed men were escorted into the Anne Arundel County courtroom by an army of burly law enforcement officers. They wore not the green jail jumpsuits of the county jail, but blue scrubs from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. They were prisoners on trial for stabbing a rival gang member to death in 2016.

To this day authorities maintain that four members of the Aryan Brotherhood, a white supremacist gang, murdered John Albert O’Sullivan, 43, of Pasadena, at a state prison in Jessup. O’Sullivan was a member of the rival Dead Man Inc. prison gang.

14-Year-Old Girl Molested And Murdered By Gang Members

This is a case about a 14-year-old girl who was robbed and killed by a gang. A 17-year-old boy was suspected of being a part of the cruel gang and playing a major role in the assault. He was taken in court for the judgment. This report covers all the inside accounts and the decision given by the court to the gang.

The 17-year-old boy is identified as Josue Fuentes-Ponce. He was arrested for partaking in the robbery and killing of the 14-year-old girl along with three other people. He declared guilty in the court on October 30.

Josue Fuentes-Ponce, along with three other friends as a gang known as MS-13 group, forcefull took the 14-year-old girl into the forests in Riverdale, Maryland.

MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced To 50 Years In Prison In 14-Year-Old Ariana Funes-Diaz’s Murder

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJZ) A 17-year old MS-13 gang member was sentenced to life in prison on Monday with all but 50 years suspended for his involvement in the murder of 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz.

Josue Fuentes-Ponce had been charged with first-degree murder, involvement in committing murder while part of a criminal gang and conspiracy to commit murder in Funes-Diaz’s death in April.He entered a guilty plea to those counts on October 30, 2019.

Feds bust 7 alleged 'Sunset' Trinitarios gang members for murder, racketeering: sources

NEW YORK — Federal and NYPD officers continued their pursuit of violent Trinitarios gang members with another round-up of suspects early Tuesday morning on murder and racketeering charges, according to law enforcement sources.

This time, the Drug Enforcement Administration joined forces with Homeland Security, the NYPD and New York State Police to arrest seven reputed members of the gang’s “Sunset” chapter, including its alleged leader, sources told PIX11's Mary Murphy.

This bust follows October’s gang raids that nabbed 15 accused members of the gang's "Los Sures" set, including its alleged leader and acting leader.

Federal prosecutors seek death penalty in Fairfax murders

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the alleged leader of a reportedly gang-related conspiracy to kidnap and murder two Fairfax County teenagers in 2016.

Department of Justice attorneys laid out their case for seeking a death sentence against defendant Elmer Zelaya Martinez, 27, in a nine-page notice of intent filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria on Jan. 6.

Martinez is one of 11 individuals facing charges in the deaths of 17-year-old Edvin Mendez and 14-year-old Sergio Triminio whose remains were discovered by Fairfax County police in Holmes Run Park in the Lincolnia area on Mar. 2, 2017.

Charlotte Bloods gang member in Fort Mill shootout pleads guilty, sentenced to prison

A Charlotte member of the Bloods gang has been sentenced to 12 years in a South Carolina prison after a 2018 shootout in York County outside a Fort Mill apartment complex.

Willis Gus Lane, 20, was sentenced last week after pleading guilty in York County criminal court to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

The attack happened Sept. 19, 2018 adjacent to the busy intersection of Gold Hill Road and U.S. 21, at the entrance to an apartment complex south of the North Carolina state line, 16th Circuit Assistant Solicitor Matthew Hogge said.

Security at Albert Einstein High School increased due to credible information about possible MS-13 gang retaliation

NORTH KENSINGTON, Md. - There were extra police officers on the campus of a Montgomery County high school on Tuesday after there was “credible information” about possible retaliation from MS-13 gang members, according to authorities.

TASK FORCE TO STUDY MARYLAND'S CRIMINAL GANG STATUTES

In June 2018, the Task Force to Study Maryland's Criminal Gang Statutes was authorized (Chapter 145, Acts of 2018).

To determine whether current State law is effective in convicting persons engaged in criminal gang-related acts, the Task Force is to study those laws and make recommendations on changing them to better deter, punish, and prosecute persons involved in such crimes.

Authorization for the Task Force ends June 30, 2020.

Homicides in Baltimore County are up 52% in 2019. Officials can't say why.

Hyatt has said any one loss of life "is one too many," so the county doesn't tolerate criminal activity, particularly gang activity. Every region has a "gang presence," but the county has experienced only two gang-related killings since 2016, Hyatt said

Cecil County man guilty in Virginia gang case

Stafford, VA_ A Cecil County man is facing 23 years in prison after a Virginia jury found him guilty in a gang related drug case.

Maryland State Police Cpl. Cox, who often works in Cecil County, helped prosecutors convince jurors that the defendant, Berry Petion, 35, is an active gang member, according to Edward Lustig, who is a prosecutor with the Stafford County (Va.) State’s Attorney’s Office.

Pagans biker club’s growing presence in New Jersey brings drugs, guns, violence, officials say

TRENTON — The Pagan Motorcycle Club has spent the last two years expanding its ranks and spreading its violent influence, state investigators said Wednesday.

The club has become increasingly aggressive and confrontational with rival outlaw groups, officials said, taking a foothold in New Jersey with guns, drugs, and intimidation.

Baltimore Squeegee Kids Nearly Get Shot

Baltimore has been dealing with an ongoing problem involving so-called “squeegee kids” for years now. Despite the sporadic media attention, the issue receives and public outcry, the problem appears to be getting worse rather than better.

We’re talking, of course, about the gangs of kids (many of whom are not kids at all, but young adults including some suspected gang members) who congregate at street corners near stoplights with squeegees and buckets.

Member of Baltimore’s Violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering and Drug Conspiracies

Attempted to Smuggle Razor Blades into the Courtroom on the Final Day of Trial

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake today sentenced Shakeen Davis, a/k/a “Creams,” age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland to 30 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering and drug conspiracies related to his participation in the gang activities of the Murdaland Mafia Piru (MMP), a subset of the Bloods gang.

Frosh Asks Gov. Hogan For Resources To Fight Violent Crime In Baltimore

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan asking for significant new resources to carry out Hogan's September order to focus on gang violence and drug and firearms trafficking in Baltimore City.

Four plead guilty to gruesome MS-13 gang murders in Anne Arundel County

Four people have admitted to participating in two grisly murders in Anne Arundel County as part of MS-13, the transnational gang that has targeted immigrant communities in the Washington, D.C., suburbs.

In plea agreements entered in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Ronald Mendez-Sosa, 21, of Edgewater, Brenda Argueta, 20, of Silver Spring, Ervin Arrue-Figueroa, 20, of Annapolis, and Francisco Ramirez-Pena, 24, of Annapolis, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise.

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