MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced For Robbing Taxi Drivers

BALTIMORE (WJZ) An MS-13 gang member was sentenced to more than five years behind bars for his part in robbing several taxi drivers here in Maryland.

Kevin Fernandez-Serrano, 23, was sentenced to 68 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for leading a conspiracy to rob taxi drivers.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Fernandez-Serrano, who is an El Salvador native, admitted to being an MS-13 gang member during his trial.

Authorities found that Fernandez-Serrano and at least three others robbed taxi drivers in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.

Fernandez-Serrano provided weapons — knives and a gun — to be used during the robberies, and he was the getaway driver.

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 40 years in prison in brutal killing of 15-year-old girl

A female member of MS-13 was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday in the brutal killing of a 15-year-old girl.

Venus Romero Iraheta, 18, was convicted of murder in January 2018 in the 2017 slaying of Damaris Reyes Rivas.

She pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, abduction and criminal street participation earlier this year at the court Fairfax County, Virginia.

Prosecutors said Iraheta was one of the 10 MS-13 members and associates who met Damaris at Lake Accotink Park in Fairfax County, seeking revenge for the murder of her boyfriend, Christian Sosa Rivas. Reyes Rivas was a student at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.