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MS-13 gang members charged in ‘satanic’ slaying of Houston woman

March 3, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
MS-13 gang members charged in ‘satanic’ slaying of Houston woman

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Two purported MS-13 gang members, who are accused of murdering a woman as part of a “satanic ritual,” grinned and waved at news cameras only minutes before officials announced the charges filed against them.

Miguel Angel Alvarez-Flores, 22, and 18-year-old Diego Hernandez-Rivera are MS-13 members from El Salvador. The two men, who prosecutors indicated were illegally living here, have both been charged with aggravated kidnapping and murder for their connections with a still-unidentified body discovered two weeks ago on the side of a road in Houston, according to NBC4.

A 14-year-old victim told authorities that the suspects abducted and held her hostage for 18 days after she ran away from school on February 2nd.

She said that two men from El Salvador held her against her will in an apartment where she was sexually assaulted over the duration of four days. She was then brought to another house belonging to six gang members and given as a gift to a man named Flaco.

Witness: Satanic sacrifice motive for MS-13 gang murder

The young teen said the group made her drink alcohol and take drugs while gang members raped her.

She also told authorities that their leader — who was later identified as Alvarez-Flores — forced her down and tattooed the grim reaper on her from her knee to her foot.

While in confinement, she met another girl, named Genesis, who earned the fury of Alvarez-Flores by questioning a shrine illustrating the gang’s satanic beliefs.

The 14-year-old watched as he offered a cigarette to the beastly shrine, only to tell the crew their deity didn’t want a material offering but a person.

The next day, Genesis was missing.

The witness told investigators that she believes the body of an unidentified woman found on February 16th is her fellow captive, ABC13 revealed.

Police believe Rivera was coerced to kill the woman, who was persuaded to leave the apartment under the assumption that he was meeting up with a dealer to buy marijuana.

Rivera told authorities that Alvarez-Flores said to him: “Prepare yourself. It’s your turn next.”

The crew pulled over on the side of the road, and Alvarez-Flores reportedly handed Rivera the gun.

Prosecutors said Rivera murdered Genesis with a single shot to the head with Alvarez-Flores shooting a second shot into her chest at close range.

Both men have requested court-appointed attorneys and were booked into the Harris County jail on $150,000 bail.

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