An accused unlawful alien MS-13 gang member, who first arrived in the USA as an Unaccompanied Alien Youngster (UAC) on the southern border, has pleaded responsible to serving to homicide 18-year-old Bryan Steven Cho Lemus.
Samuel Ponce, an unlawful alien from El Salvador, pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide this week for his function in murdering Lemus in August 2016 allegedly with different MS-13 gang members, the Nassau County District Lawyer’s Workplace announced. Ponce was 15 years previous on the time of Lemus’ homicide.
“Bryan Lemus was simply 18-years-old when he was viciously attacked and violently murdered with machetes by the defendant and a number of MS-13 members,” Performing Nassau County District Lawyer Joyce A. Smith stated in a press release.
In keeping with prosecutors, Lemus was lured into the Massapequa Protect in Nassau County by a lot of MS-13 gang members, together with alleged unlawful alien 23-year-old Christian Rodriguez, who has been charged with one other homicide.
Lemus, prosecutors say, was hacked with machetes by Ponce and others till he was useless and was put right into a shallow grave the place his physique was not discovered till Might 2019.
In keeping with Newsday, Ponce first arrived within the U.S. on the southern border from El Salvador on the age of 13 years previous. Ponce was briefly held in federal custody earlier than being launched to a sponsor, his father, in Lengthy Island, New York.
Ponce is going through 9 years to life in jail for his involvement in Lemus’ homicide. His sentencing listening to is about for August 25, 2021.
Different accused MS-13 gang members have been charged with Lemus’ homicide. Except for Ponce and Rodriguez, Jeustin David Maldonado, Raul Ponce, and Gerson Stanley Juarez have been indicted final 12 months on homicide costs in connection to the case.