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MS-13 Member Convicted of Racketeering in Teens' Killings

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    MS-13 Member Convicted of Racketeering in Teens' Killings

    Authorities say a member of violent Central American street gang MS-13 has been convicted in the killings of two teenagers in Boston.

    Jurors found 22-year-old Edwin Gonzalez guilty of racketeering conspiracy on Thursday. Jurors concluded that Gonzalez participated in the killings of a 15-year-old boy in 2015 and a 16-year-old boy in 2015, both in East Boston.

    Gonzalez was one of dozens of members of MS-13 swept up in an indictment unsealed in January 2016.

    Prosecutors say Gonzalez and other MS-13 members lured the victims by pretending to be a girl on social media and convincing the victims to meet for a date. Prosecutors say the 2015 killing earned Gonzalez a promotion to full membership in the gang.

    Officer Shoots Through His Own Windshield During Car Chase

    [NATL] Las Vegas Officer Shoots Through His Own Windshield During Car Chase

    Body cam footage released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows an intense pursuit seen from the front seat of a patrol car. Officer William Umana was trying to stop a pair of suspected killers who had fired at police 34 times. One is seen on camera shooting back while driving, blowing holes in his own windshield.

    (Published 38 minutes ago)

    An attorney for Gonzalez didn't immediately respond to an email Friday.


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