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MS-13 kingpin ‘Greenlighted’ Hit on Two Sanctuary City Teens, Say Feds

May 18, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
MS-13 kingpin ‘Greenlighted’ Hit on Two Sanctuary City Teens, Say Feds

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Boston Federal prosecutors have charged the national leader of the MS-13 Molinos group with ordering the slayings of six victims. At least two of the individuals who were murdered lived in the sanctuary Boston area.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts filed a superseding indictment charging that Oscar Duran, also known as “Demente” – a 25-year-old from El Salvador, authorized the brutal killings of Wilson Martinez, 15, and Christofer Perez de la Cruz, 16.

The Molinos group purportedly murdered both teens in in East Boston back in January 2016. At least two of Duran’s co-conspirators are in the U.S. illegally, the Boston Globe reported.

Wilson Martinez, 15, found stabbed to death on Constitution Beach in East Boston in 2015.

Soon after he was elected in 2013, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vowed that Boston would be a sanctuary city and disenrolled from the “Secure Communities” program. After President Trump’s election and pledge to defund sanctuary cities, Boston reaffirmed its standing.

Prior indictments against Duran and 60 additional co-conspirators claims that the following MS-13 gang members murdered Wilson Martinez: Carlos Melara, Henry Josue Parada-Martinez, Edwin Gonzalez, along with an unidentified minor.

Prior indictments and the new indictment claim that the following members of MS-13 were also liable for the killing of Christofer Perez de la Cruz: Edwin Gonzalez, Edwin Diaz, Rigoberto Mejia, and Jairo Perez.

Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, who was shot and stabbed to death on Jan. 10, 2016, on Falcon Street in East Boston.

The indictments resulted from a three-year probe into the criminal actions of Duran and his members. At the time of the murders, prosecutors indicated that Duran was the nationwide leader of the MS-13 Molinos.

The indictments assert that between 2014 and 2016, the members under Duran’s control murdered six people and attempted to kill twenty others. They gang also took part in robberies and drug trafficking.

If found guilty, Duran and his 60 co-conspirators face between 20 years to life in prison.

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