MS-13 gang member sentenced to 23 years in vicious murder of teenage boy

A member of the notoriously vicious Central American gang MS-13 has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for his role in the callous murder of a teenage boy.

Salvadorean national Marlos Reyes, 26, is the sixth and final member to be punished for the July 2018 slaying, Breitbart reported.

MS-13 gang member sentenced

The killers lured their unsuspecting victim into the wooded area of a playground in Lynn, Massachusetts, and proceeded to stab the boy at least 32 times, the Department of Justice said.

The gang members had mistakenly believed that the boy was a police informant. The victim was found in the park, where his killers left him, in August 2018.

One of the gang members was caught bragging on video about the depraved slaying, which according to an autopsy left the victim with dozens of stab wounds and numerous blunt force injuries to the head.

Reyes, who has the code name “Silencio,” pled guilty to racketeering charges for his role in the violent conspiracy in July 2020. He is reportedly an illegal immigrant who arrived in the U.S. in 2014, the Boston Herald reported.

The foreign national was sentenced to 23 years in jail and three years of supervised release. The other five gang members were previously sentenced, with penalties ranging from 15 years to life in prison.

Foreign gang terrorizes American communities

The gang has a reputation for brutality, and its web of operations stretches from Central America to communities all across the U.S. that have been shaped by mass migration, from Los Angeles, where the gang was founded by migrants in the 1980s, to the suburbs of New York on Long Island.

Reyes’ sentencing comes as a Long Island woman was convicted Monday in a case echoing the Lynn stabbing. The woman lured four men to a park, where MS-13 members chopped them to death with machetes.

“This was by far one of the most horrific crime scenes we’ve ever handled,” Suffolk County Homicide Detective Jeffrey Bottari told the court. “It will be etched in my memory, as it will be for everyone after this. It was unimaginable.”

For his part, Reyes will be nearing his 50s when he’s out of prison and free to roam the streets once again. It is questionable if he will ever be deported. There is a good chance that, like millions of others before him, he will not be.

America is changing fast thanks to the record illegal immigration unleashed by the Biden administration, which could see an unprecedented 18,000 migrants per day storming the border once the Title 42 policy ends in May.

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