MS-13 gang members arrested in slayings of NY teen girls
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 23:03
Prosecutors said in court that a 14-year-old witness told investigators she was kidnapped, held against her will for several days at an apartment on Glenmont Road, and repeatedly sexually assaulted by members of the gang after she ran away from school one day.
Diego Rivera, 18, and Miguel Alvarez-Flores, 18, turned around, and smiled and waved at television cameras shortly before having the charges against them read in open court.
The victim claims Genesis insulted the shrine dedicated to the gang's alleged satanic beliefs. Alvarez-Flores then went back, according to police, and blasted a second bullet into her chest.
She only knew that girl as 'Genesis, ' and when she woke up the next day, the other girl was gone.
Prosecutors told the courtroom that Alvarez-Flores offered a lit cigarette to the satanic statue, but then said that "the Beast" wanted a soul instead, Click2Houston reports. They also have an immigration hold, according to KHOU-TV. Three of the suspects will be linked to the September murders of 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas and 15-year-old Nisa Mickens, which was the result of a gang-related dispute at Brentwood High School. His body was found on October 17. The teen says she, too, was being held against her will.
The co-defendant, Hernandez-Rivera, stated that Alvarez-Flores told him in Spanish, "Prepare yourself, it is your turn".
Initially, police said they were trying to determine if the girl was killed at another location and her body was dumped at the scene.
Later, witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area where the girl was found. Rivera said Alvarez-Flores handed him the gun and ordered him to kill the girl. The two men stand accused of the brutal rapes of two young girls and the murder of one of one. They've both been charged with aggravated kidnapping as well as murder in connection with a still-unidentified body found two weeks ago on the side of a Houston road, KPRC reported. The surviving victim claims Alvarez-Flores tattooed an image of the Grim Reaper on her body, which stretched from her knee to her foot.
Alternatively, information can be given to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 713-796-9292 (March 2 only) or 832-927-5000 (March 3 on).
Officials announced the arrest of 13 suspected gang members who are being charged in seven murders, including those of three Brentwood teens.