MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced To 26 Years In Federal Prison, Participated In Murder, Attempted Murder

BALTIMORE (WJZ) A Riverdale, Md., man was sentenced to 26 years in federal prison for participation in a violent racketeering conspiracy, known as MS-13, including murder and attempted murder.

According to his plea agreement, Kevin Soriana-Hernandez, 19, beginning in August 2017, members of MS-13, including Soriana-Hernandez, engaged in acts of violence with whom they believed to be members of a rival gang.

The two groups threatened each other with physical violence, brandished firearms and shot at each other.

Soriana-Hernandez admitted that he and other members of MS-13 planned to kill other members of the rival gang.

MS-13 member indicted for 2016 murder of Long Island teen

An admitted member of MS-13 was indicted Friday in the 2016 murder of a Long Island teen who was beaten so badly that he was “virtually unrecognizable,” prosecutors said.

Elmer Gilberto Santos Contreras, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was hauled into Suffolk County Supreme Court to plead not guilty to second-degree murder charges that could land him behind bars for up to life.

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said he ordered a “hit” on Estiven Abrego-Gomez, 18, of Greenlawn, in August 2016 “after the victim was reportedly seen on social media flashing gang signs of the 18th Street gang, which is a known rival of the MS-13 gang.”