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MS-13 Leaders, Members Face New Charge in Teen's Murder

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    LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 14: Los Angeles Police Department gang unit officers tape off a Crime Scene Investigation area following the shooting of a man September 14, 2007 in the Northeast precinct of Los Angeles, California. The injured man was taken to a nearby hospital after his assailant escaped. Police detectives questioned the victim's girlfriend, who arrived after the shooting, when a pistol was found inside her car. The LAPD gang unit is part of the Rampart police precinct where MS-13 and Hispanic street gangs have plagued local neighborhoods for decades. (Photo by Robert Nickelserg/Getty Images)

    Six members and leaders of the notorious MS-13 gang face new charges in the murder of a 16-year-old boy last year, according to federal officials.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office confirms that charges were filed in connection to the death of 16-year-old Jose Aguilar-Villanueva, also known as "Fantasma." He was stabbed to death in Lawrence on July 5, 2015.

    Four of the suspects — Oscar Noe Recinos-Garcia, German Hernandez-Escobar, Noe Salvador Perez-Vasquez and Jose Rene Andrade — had already been arrested in a sweeping raid back in January. They all had been charged with racketeering conspiracy.

    Josue Alexis De Paz and Manuel Diaz-Granados were newly charged.

    It was not immediately clear if the defendants had attorneys.


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