Baltimore man connected to Black Guerrilla Family pleads guilty to 2017 killing


A Baltimore man prosecutors say is connected to the Black Guerrilla Family gang pleaded guilty to killing a man in the Belair-Edison neighborhood in 2017, admitting that his death was in connection to drug distribution.

Jonathan Edges pleaded guilty to the federal charge of “discharge of a firearm resulting in death during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime” in U.S. District Court in Baltimore in the shooting death of 31-year-old George Cookson. Edges signed the plea agreement on March 21 and it was entered into court files March 27.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office wrote in an email that Edges faces up to life in prison on the firearms charge and that no date has been set for sentencing.

Deported MS-13 killer arrested after being caught back on Long Island

An admitted MS-13 gang member who had been booted from the US after killing a man in Huntington, LI, was just nabbed — back on Long Island.

William Umberto Martinez Chavez, 40, had been deported in 2017 after he was convicted of manslaughter and did time for the fatal stabbing of a man in May 2000 outside a Huntington deli, federal prosecutors said.

But the Salvadoran killer — who has MS-13 tattoos on his chest and stomach — sneaked back into the country and was nabbed in Huntington on Tuesday.

“This Office is firmly committed to prosecuting criminals who illegally reenter the United States, especially MS-13 gang members who break into the country after deportations resulting from violent crime convictions,” said Eastern District U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue in a statement announcing Chavez’s apprehension.