24-year-old Jose Suarez wanted to raise his status in the violent El Salvadoran gang, MS-13, so he killed a guy who just happened to be wearing the wrong number when he entered a local deli in Central Islip, on Long Island in New York.
Nancy Pelosi mocked President Trump when he referred to MS-13 gang members as “animals.” Is this how humans treat each other, Nancy?
One year ago, Mercury News reported about the gut-wrenching number of teens being killed by MS-13 on Long Island:
Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what’s going on.
“You just think, ‘Oh, God, whose child is it now?’” said Stephanie Spezia, a longtime resident of this suburb in the heart of Long Island that is caught in the grip of a violent street gang with Central American ties, MS-13.
MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 11 corpses of mostly young people discovered in woods and vacant lots in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip since the start of the school year.
The bloodshed in the two blue-collar towns has gotten the attention of President Donald Trump, who says the killings are the result of lax immigration policies that let too many criminal “scum” slip through.
Now, the New York Post is reporting about the conviction of another MS-13 member for the murder of an innocent man who was unlucky enough to be wearing a No. 18 Peyton Manning jersey as he walked into a local deli.
Jose Suarez, also known as “Chompira,” was convicted on murder, racketeering and assault charges for the Jan. 29 killing of Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla in a Long Island deli, according to federal prosecutors.
The gang member was also convicted for a violent 2016 attack in Brentwood.
“Suarez has been held responsible for the execution-style murder of a suspected gang rival and violent assaults, ruthless crimes that reflect the danger to our communities posed by MS-13,” US Attorney Donoghue said.
“By his actions, the defendant sought status within the gang, and with today’s verdict, what he has found instead is a mandatory sentence of life in prison.”
Suarez, 24, was trying to earn his stripes for an MS-13 affiliate when he served as the getaway driver in the slaying, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York said.
The victim was “marked for death” because he was wearing a Manning number 18 jersey, and was suspected of being part of the rival 18th Street gang, prosecutors said.
A bullet that went through the man’s head hit a female deli clerk, who survived.
Can we build the damn wall already?