Maryland Most Wanted | Ramel Ferguson, accused of murdering fellow gang member

ALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A violent and dangerous gang member, accused of killing a friend in broad daylight, is the focus of this week's Maryland's Most Wanted.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, 24 year-old Ramel Ferguson has been on the run since October of 2020 and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Ferguson is accused of gunning down a fellow member of his own gang, breaking a code that investigators say has put him on the run from not only police but also his former friends.

MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty To 2017 Massapequa Preserve Slaying

MASSAPEQUA, NY — A Hempstead member of the MS-13 gang pleaded guilty today for his part in the 2017 murder of Julio Cesar Espantzay-Gonzales in the Massapequa Park Presever.

Antonio Cullal, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree conspiracy. He is due back in court for sentencing on Aug. 10, and is expected to serve 20 years to life in prison.

"A 19-year old man was mercilessly hacked to death with a machete by Antonio Cullal and a group of other MS-13 gang members because of their belief this young man was the gang's enemy," Acting Nassau District Attorney Joyce Smith said. "They callously discarded Julio Cesar Espantzay-Gonzales' body under branches and leaves. I am thankful to our law enforcement partners for apprehending the people responsible for this senseless gang murder."