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.