A Virginia MS-13 member charged with hacking to dying a person who was killed for talking ailing of the infamous gang final yr has pleaded responsible, in response to studies.
Jose Luis Escobar-Umana, 23, pleaded responsible Thursday in Albemarle County Circuit Courtroom to 4 crimes within the July 3, 2017, killing of Marvin Joel Rivera Guevera — first diploma homicide, abduction, lynching and being a member of a felony avenue gang, the Charlottesville Day by day Progress reported.
Three different MS-13 gang members have pleaded responsible within the slaying, the paper reported.
Walter Antonio Argueta Amaya, 21, reportedly an unlawful immigrant from El Salvador, pleaded responsible to the identical 4 counts as Escobar-Umana.
Juan Carolos Argueta, 19, and Juan Carolos Zelaya, 19, have pleaded responsible to gang participation and lynching, in response to the paper.
Guevera was attacked with a machete close to a creek in Albemarle County, struggling greater than 140 laceration wounds to his head, neck, physique and limbs, the paper reported. The blows left him unrecognizable. He was recognized by way of DNA.
Prosecutors say they imagine Guevera was killed for talking ailing of the MS-13 gang, the Day by day Progress reported. Escobar-Umana and the opposite three are the one defendants within the case.
The sufferer labored at a pizza store the place Argueta additionally labored.
Prosecutors mentioned the sentencings have been scheduled for dates in November and December.