While the mainstream media is up in arms over President Donald Trump’s use of the word “animals” to describe MS-13 gang members, they ignore a recent MS-13 court case that blows their narrative out of the water.
In Boston, an MS-13 gang member with an ironic nickname was just sentenced to prison as part of investigation into the 2015 murder of a young boy. Joel Martinez, an MS-13 gang member from El Salvador, gave himself the nickname “Animal,” and stabbed 15-year-old Irvin Depaz to death. Martinez, who bragged about the murder to an undercover informant, was caught on video describing details of the murder (included below).
Two MS-13 gang members, including one known as “Animal,” are going to prison for decades for racketeering conspiracy convictions in two murders of East Boston teens.
Joel Martinez, a/k/a “Animal,” 23, a Salvadoran national formerly of East Boston, faces deportation after he’s served his time in prison. He will not face any murder charge, the Suffolk DA’s Office added today.
Martinez admitted that on Sept. 20, 2015, he murdered a 15-year-old boy on Trenton Street in East Boston by stabbing him, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today.
Martinez admitted to an informant he did the killing: “I stabbed the culero three times,” and stated, “He stared at me and he asked me if I was going to, if I was going to stab him. I told him, ‘Yes, the Mara rules you,’” the feds said.
That killing made him an official member of the gang.
Martinez pleaded guilty to “conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy,” officials said. The federal murder charge, officials told the Herald, is only used in the death of a federal agent.
The victim, 15-year-old Irvin Depaz of Chelsea, was stabbed to death on Trenton Street just after 5 p.m. almost three years ago, according to Boston police.
Also today, Jairo Perez, a/k/a “Seco,” 27, a Salvadoran national who also faces deportation after his 35-year sentence is up, pleaded guilty to RICO charges in connection with the Jan. 10, 2016, murder of a 16-year-old boy also in East Boston.
Here is undercover video of Martinez confessing to the murder.
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