Members of MS-13 plead guilty to seducing a 15-year-old child into a murderer


Central Islip, NY (AP) — A teenage member of the MS-13 gang pleaded guilty to inviting a 15-year-old boy to his death on Thursday on Long Island.

Lidia Del Carmen-Rodriguez, 19, pleaded guilty to federal court for one charge of assisting and assisting the killing of 15-year-old Jasson Medrano-Molina in Central Ice Lip.

Del Carmen-Rodriguez, who was 16 years old at the time of Medrano-Molina’s death and was initially charged as a boy, will be sentenced to prison in January and may face decades of imprisonment.

A message asking for comment was left to Del Carmen-Rodriguez’s lawyer.

According to prosecutors, Del Carmen-Rodriguez believes that Medrano-Molina and her and other MS-13 members are rival gang members in the remote woodlands of Central Islip. I seduced people.

The prosecution said the other two MS-13 members were waiting with a .40 caliber pistol and a baseball bat. The prosecution said that Medrano Molina and others invited to the forest tried to escape, but Medrano Molina could not escape and was shot many times.

US lawyer Breon Peace calls this a “sneaky crime,” and “I sincerely hope that the family of this young victim can be comforted to know that the person responsible for the crime has been tried. “.

The alleged conspirator Jose Omar Salt Portillo has been awaiting a ruling in October last year after pleading guilty to using a racket for his participation in the murder of Medrano Molina.

MS-13, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, is recruiting young teens from El Salvador and Honduras, but many gang members were born in the United States. Gangs have been responsible for the killings of dozens of people over a wide area of ​​Long Island since January 2016.

Gangster influence and violence on Long Island have declined in recent years amid federal crackdowns.

Former President Donald Trump has made several visits to Long Island to meet law enforcement officials and the families of gang victims, with the focus of his administration on eradicating MS-13.