Seven individuals, six of whom are illegal immigrants and MS-13 gang members, have been charged with the brutal stabbing murder of a 21-year-old man in Maryland, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Last week, Baltimore County prosecutors charged seven individuals, including a 16-year-old who was charged as an adult, with first-degree murder after 21-year-old Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuellar was found stabbed to death near an apartment complex in Baltimore County, Maryland in July.
According to police investigators, Cuellar was the targeted victim of a planned gang murder as a part of a larger war between two rival Latino gangs, MS-13 and 18th Street, the Baltimore Sun reports.
“We know this group of individuals was conducting surveillance on him, they were watching him, following him. We know they watched as he left the laundromat and went back across the street to the apartment complex and that is where some of those individuals accosted him,” Baltimore County Police Officer Jennifer Peach told Fox 45. “We know they used knives and multiple people stabbed him multiple times.”
The seven individuals charged with murder have been identified as Jonathan Escobar-Hernandez, 20, Marlon Leonardo Fabian-Flores, 20, Edwin Edgardo Garcia-Martir, 18, Jose Fausto Rivera-Coreas, 19, Odaliz Rosas-Yanez, 20, Hugo Portillo-Chavez, 31, and Leonel Alexander Valasquez-Hernandez, 16.
As was stated earlier, six of these suspects are illegal aliens. Five of them are from El Salvador and one is from Mexico. All six illegal immigrants were identified as MS-13 gang members in ICE’s gang database, according to an ICE spokeswoman.
Officials from ICE have confirmed that detainers have been issued for the six criminal illegal immigrants, so if any of them happened to be released from prison, they’ll be handed over to federal immigration authorities for their eventual removal from the country.
Until then, the cost to feed, cloth, and shelter these illegal immigrant gang members will left up to the American tax payer.
According to prosecutors, the six illegal immigrants along with the other gang member are all facing life in prison if they’re convicted of murder.