Last week, a Virginia court of a law passed sentences in the case of Carlos Otero-Henriquez, an 18-year-old Leesburg resident, who was kidnapped, tortured, and stabbed by several MS-13 gang members. The murder, which occurred in May 2016, raises public concern over the ever-increasing numbers of crimes committed by the violent gang, mostly comprised of illegal immigrants.
MS-13 Members Stabbed Victim in Abandoned Mine
According to the case records, the ten men involved in Otero-Henriquez’s murder believed him to be part of the rival gang. In May 2016, four of the suspects drove to the victim’s house and offered him a ride to a party hosted at another individual’s house.
Otero-Henriquez agreed, and all five men drove off. However, instead of going to the party, the men took the victim to an abandoned quarry, where several other people were expecting them.
The victim was forced into the mine, where the assailants, all part of the infamous MS-13 gang, brutally beat him and, in the end, stabbed him over 50 times in the chest.
During their police interview, the gang members involved in Otero-Henriquez’s kidnapping admitted that after returning from the quarry, they drove to the house of a female gang member who helped them dispose of the evidence.
Following the trial, four gang members were sentenced to mandatory life in prison, another one with 25 years in prison, while the sixth suspect might be sentenced to life in prison. As for the rest of the suspects, the judge sentenced to 15 years in prison each.
The sentencing passed in Carlos’ case comes shortly after another US court found several individuals belonging to the same group guilty of torturing, killing, dismembering, and barbequing the victim’s limbs over a fire pit.
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