MS-13 Members Charged in Brutal Murder of 14-Year-Old Girl

Three teenage members of the violent El Salvadorian street gang MS-13 were arrested and charged with murdering a 14-year-old girl Thursday.

The body of Ariana Funes-Diaz was found in a creek in Prince George’s County, Md., according to a Fox News report. She was hacked to death with a machete and beaten with a baseball bat in what police are describing as an attempt to stop her from talking to authorities, commonly known as “snitching.”

“Police on Thursday charged Josue Fuentes-Ponce, 16, of Bladensburg, Md.; Joel Escobar, 17, of Northeast Washington; and Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi, 14, of Lothian, Md., with the murder. All were charged as adults,” the report said.

The murder victim and the three teens charged with her killing all were reportedly involved in the kidnapping and robbery of a man on April 17. The next day, Funes-Diaz was allegedly murdered by her co-conspirators.

A fourth suspect is being sought in connection with the murder.

Just months ago, three teenage MS-13 members were arrested on Long Island for a similar violent crime. Though beaten and stabbed, the victim of that crime survived.

Big League Politics reported:

Three illegal aliens, all members of the vicious El Salvadoran gang MS-13, stabbed a 16-year-old near his high school at a Burger King on Long Island, New York.

“The 16-year-old victim told police he was at the fast-food restaurant with friends when six of his classmates from Huntington High School entered and began staring at them menacingly,” according to WABC.

The teen left the restaurant only to be followed by the gang members, who attacked him in the parking lot, stabbing the victim repeatedly.

Ramon Arevalo Lopez, a 19-year-old illegal alien, allegedly perpetrated the crime with two of his friends, also illegals.

“Lopez and two other suspects, 20-year-old Nobeli Montes Zuniga and 17-year-old Oscar Canales Molina, were charged with second-degree assault,” the report said.

Police reportedly caught up with the suspects only a few minutes after the attack, and found the attackers with blood on their hands and clothes. Molina had two knives on his person, one in each sock.


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