Maryland police say five members of the MS-13 gang stabbed one of them 100 times and drove the body to Virginia, where they set it on fire.
The victim of the brutal attack was a 16-year-old high school student. The police identified Jacson Pineda-Chicas this week after Tribune Media posted a photo of a tattoo on his left arm.
His body was found buried on 9 March in Stafford, Va, on 9 March.
Police in Prince George's County said in a press release that the teenager had been killed in a house 60 miles away in Landover Hills, Maryland, which belonged to the leader of a Virgina MS-13 clique.
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Cops accused clique leader Jose Ordonez-Zometa, 29, of involvement in the murder.
Zometas apartment for a meeting on March 8, police said.
"If anyone has heard that someone has been stabbed 100 times per examining physician, he speaks for himself how violent the attack would have been," said Brian Reilly on Friday's press conference.
He said the examiners still do not know why Pineda-Chicas was
NBC 4 Washington reported on Thursday to Pineda-Chicas & # 39; s mother, who said her son had been threatened after saying he did not want to be a member be more of the MS-13 gang. 19659005] The woman, who was not identified, told the station that when his gangmates accused him of talking to police, they threatened to kill his family. He told her to kill him instead.
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"He had to take a knife to defend himself, and a screwdriver "He had razors and said to me:" Mama, I will defend myself with them, but it will not be enough. "
She said they fled El Salvador after her son was forced to join MS-13.
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. The police said the other suspects in this case are Jonathan Castillo-Rivera, 20; Kevin Rodriguez-Flores, 18; Christian Martinez-Ramirez, 16, and Jose Hernandez-Garcia, 25