MS-13 gang member sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of a young teenager

An MS-13 gang member in the Houston, Texas area has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in the 2016 killing of a teenage boy.

According to reports, on June 13, 2016, Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez and several of his fellow gang member lured 16-year-old Estuar Quinonez to Buffalo Run Park in Missouri City.

Apparently Quinonez had witnessed several gang-related murders that were carried out, and according to investigators, the MS-13 gang members wanted to ensure Quinonez would never be able to speak of what he saw. 

The 16-year-old was shot at least 15 times as he sat on a park bench.

Fox News reported that the Harris County prosecutors told jurors Herrera-Hernandez got permission from gang leaders in El Salvador to kill Quinonez.

Once permission was granted, Herrera-Hernandez concocted a plan to have several gang members hide in the park while two other members picked up Quinonez to take him to the location.

According to the Harris County DA’s Office, as the teenage boy sat on a park bench, several gang members emerged from where they were hiding, and opened fire. Quinonez was reportedly shot in the head.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement:

“We are trying to break the back of this organization by sending their assassins to prison for as long as possible and we will remain unrelenting in our pursuit of these criminals who band together to terrorize communities,” 

Last month, Law Enforcement Today reported on the murder of a young mother by MS-13 gang members in New York. 

On Wednesday, April 14th, four men who were under investigation for being suspected members of the infamous MS-13 gang were taken into custody after New York Police Department (NYPD) officers observed them carrying a suspicious object. 

According to reports, officers followed the vehicle the men got into, only to later discover that the long suspicious object that they were carrying was a woman’s body that was wrapped in a blanket. 

The woman’s body, that was badly disfigured, was later identified as 31-year-old Nazareth Tamer-Claure. Tamer-Claure is the mother of an eight-year-old boy.

In that case, Tamer-Claure put a restraining order against her boyfriend, a member of the MS-13 gang, and that action got her murdered. Here is that full story. 

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QUEENS, NY– Earlier this month, Law Enforcement Today reported on four MS-13 gang members that had been arrested after officers observed them placing a woman’s wrapped corpse in the trunk of their vehicle. 

Now, the woman has been identified, and three of the illegal alien MS-13 members have been charged with murder. 

According to reports, MS-13 Gang members 20-year-old Rigel Yohairo, 22-year-old Allan Lopez, and 21-year-old Jose Sarmiento were arrested and charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon, concealment of a human corpse, and tampering with evidence this month in the death of 31-year-old Nazareth Tamer-Claure. Tamer-Claure is the mother of an eight-year-old boy.

The fourth suspect arrested in the case, Rodolfo Lopez, who is also an illegal alien MS-13 gang member, has been arrested and charged with concealment of a human corpse and tampering with evidence.

According to Queens County prosecutors, Yohairo, Lopez, and Sarmiento allegedly beat Tamer-Claure with baseball bats before hacking her to death with machetes in the neighborhood of Far Rockaway.

The four men were under surveillance when officers observed them placing a long oddly shaped object into their trunk and driving away.

According to reports, officers followed the vehicle the men got into, only to later discover that the long suspicious object that they were carrying was a woman’s body that was wrapped in a blanket. 

Breitbart reported that days before the alleged murder, Tamer-Claure obtained a protection order against her boyfriend, 28-year-old Anander Henriquez, also an illegal alien MS-13 Gang member. Tamer-Claure had reported Henriquez for choking her on April 9th.

This was not the first incident of abuse that Tamer-Claure reported against Henriquez however.

According to reports, several months prior, in January, Tamer-Claure was allegedly punched in the face multiple times by Henriquez before he hit her with a metal pipe. Henriquez pleaded guilty for the attack.

All five MS-13 gang members are currently in police custody. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency confirmed to Breitbart News that all five suspects have detainers placed on them, a request that New York officials turn them over to ICE agents should they be released at any time.

Although these men should face the harshest penalties and then be deported back to their countries of origin, New York is a sanctuary state, meaning that local law enforcement agencies are prohibited from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents.

Due to this, often times illegal aliens who have changes pending against them are often released back into the community rather than being deported. 

Last month, an illegal alien MS-13 gang member in Long Island was arrested for his involvement in the murder of a 19-year-old, Breitbart News reported. The illegal alien had previously been convicted of second-degree murder.

Here is the original story on the arrest of the four MS-13 gang members that Law Enforcement Today brought you last week.

QUEENS, NY– On Wednesday, April 14th, four men who were under investigation for being suspected members of the infamous MS-13 gang were taken into custody after New York Police Department (NYPD) officers observed them carrying a suspicious object. 

According to reports, officers followed the vehicle the men got into, only to later discover that the long suspicious object that they were carrying was a woman’s body that was wrapped in a blanket. 

FOX NEWS reported that NYPD officers were working with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents early Wednesday, April 14th when the officers saw four men exit a building in Far Rockaway, Queens, around 1:50 a.m., police and law enforcement sources said. The men appeared to be carrying a “large, unknown object” and placed it in the trunk of a Nissan Altima, the sources added.

Officers found the suspected gang members activity to be suspicious, and followed their vehicle for just under a mile before conducting a traffic stop on the Nassau Expressway near Bayview Avenue on Long Island.

As officers approached the vehicle, they allegedly smelled a foul odor. Upon further investigation, officers discovered a “human body with severe trauma” wrapped in a blanket in the trunk, sources said.

Medics were called to the scene where they pronounced the victim dead. As of this writing, police have not yet released the identity of the female victim.

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A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told Fox News all four men were suspected MS-13 gang members and were being looked at as part of the ongoing HSI investigation. The source did not know whether the men were in the country legally.

According to a spokesperson, the Homeland Security Investigations New York office was working with the NYPD and other law enforcement partners at the time and reportedly:

“made several arrests this morning pursuant to a long-term investigation into certain acts of violence in the Queens, New York area.” 

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