Illegal Alien MS-13 Gang Members, Freed into U.S., Stabbed Boy to Death

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Four MS-13 Gang members, at least two of whom are illegal aliens, have been sentenced for the murder of a teenage boy in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Illegal aliens Jonathan Tercero Yanes and Henri Salvador Gutierrez, both from El Salvador, were sentenced this week in federal court with their fellow MS-13 Gang members Erick Lopez Flores and Djavier Duggins for murdering a teenage boy.

On July 30, 2018, the gang members lured the boy into a Lynn playground where they pretended to be friends with him. While in a wooded area in the park, the gang members surrounded the boy and stabbed him to death with knives.

The gang members then left the boy’s body in the park. An autopsy found that the boy had been stabbed a total of 32 times and was repeatedly stabbed with blunt force in the head.

Prior to the murder, Yanes had been twice stopped by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. In November 2017, ICE agents sought to keep him detained, arguing that he was a threat to public safety. That same month, Yanes was allowed to bond out of federal custody.

Gutierrez, in addition to the Lynn murder, was also involved in the murder of a teenage boy in the East Boston region of Massachusetts on December 24, 2016. In that murder, Gutierrez and other MS-13 gang members stabbed the boy to death in a public soccer stadium — slashing his throat and stabbing him in the neck and chest repeatedly.

The following year, in 2017, Gutierrez was arrested by ICE agents after he had been ordered deported from the U.S. He first arrived illegally in the U.S. in 2014 and applied for asylum despite his affiliations with the MS-13 Gang.

In immigration court, Gutierrez said he was not affiliated with the MS-13 Gang and had not committed any crimes in the past. Relying on his false testimony, a federal immigration judge released Gutierrez into the U.S. interior on June 22, 2018, and helped secure him a green card.

A month later, Gutierrez played a role in murdering the teenage boy in Lynn.

Yanes was sentenced to 33 years in federal prison while Gutierrez was sentenced to life in prison. Flores was sentenced to 40 years and Duggins’ sentence is still unclear.

MS-13 Gang members often arrive via the United States-Mexico border as illegal aliens. Some arrive as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) through a federally-facilitated program that resettles hundreds of thousands of UACs across the U.S.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here


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