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Judge denies gang member’s guilty plea withdrawal (Norfolk, VA): A Norfolk District Court judge denied a gang member’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea on Jan. 10. Court documents say Anthony Foye of Suffolk, pleaded guilty in May of 2017 to four counts of murder in aid of racketeering activity and faced a mandatory life sentence on each count.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: January 14, 2018

‘I’m not going anywhere,’ rapped a defiant MS-13 gang member. Days later, he was dead. (Fairfax County, VA): Christian Sosa Rivas knew he was a marked man. The brash, 21-year-old leader of an MS-13 clique in Springfield, Va., had incurred the wrath of rivals in the violent street gang. So in late 2016, the aspiring rapper sat in the back of a dimly lit car and recorded what would be his last music video.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 14, 2018

Md. man charged with MS-13 gang-related murder of teenager in 2015 (Woodbridge, VA): A Maryland man was arrested Sunday in connection with the gang-related murder of a teenager in Virginia in 2015, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 2, 2018

2 More Arrested in Alexandria Teen's Gang-Related Death, Police Say (Alexandria, VA): Two more men were arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of an 18-year-old from Alexandria, Virginia, police said.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: December 21, 2017

Two arrested in gang-related slaying in Northern Virginia (Manassas, VA): Two men have been arrested in connection with a slaying in Northern Virginia that detectives believe is gang-related.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: December 21, 2017

Norfolk gang members are hunting for the teen who killed their comrade, police say (Norfolk, VA): Gang members have been trying to hunt down and kill a Norfolk teenager who gunned down a prominent local rapper and fellow gang member, a Norfolk homicide detective said Tuesday.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 19, 2017

36th Street Bang Squad Gang Member Sentenced for Attempted Murder (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was sentenced today to nine years in prison for his role in planning and attempting to murder a rival gang member in Hampton in June 2015.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 19, 2017

With referrals for school gang activity rare, data shows few harsh punishments, police calls (Danville, VA): Discipline violations related to gang activity don’t happen often in Danville Public Schools, but students are rarely suspended and police seldom notified when an incident occurs, according to the last five years of discipline data from Danville high schools and middle schools.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: December 16, 2017

How an informant named ‘Platinum’ anchored a federal takedown of a Va. gang (Alexandria, VA): In the pre-dawn Wednesday, hundreds of federal agents and police officers waited on alert outside 20 homes in the Washington area for the clock to hit 6 a.m.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 11, 2017

A 14-year-old told of a teen’s killing by MS-13. Then, he disappeared too. (Fairfax County, VA): The family of Edvin Mendez had been desperately searching for the missing teen for nearly a month when his brother reached out to an acquaintance of Mendez’s on Facebook looking for help, according to newly unsealed search warrants.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 8, 2017

Suspected Gang Activity Spurs Springfield, Alexandria Arrests (Alexandria, VA): Four individuals from Alexandria and one from Springfield were among 28 arrested as suspected gang members in a DC area roundup Wednesday. The charges relate to their roles selling drugs or use of guns in suspected gang-related activity.
Source: Kingstowne Patch    Date: December 7, 2017

Fugitive arrested near ODU part of larger, federal sting operation (Norfolk, VA): The 20-year-old man arrested and charged Tuesday after a 12-hour standoff near ODU was part of a federal sting operation that led to the arrest of 28 people.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 6, 2017

Former Denbigh High security guard gets life in gang murder case (Newport News, VA): A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Denbigh High School security guard to life behind bars in a 2009 gang killing and other violent crimes.
Source: Daily Press    Date: November 16, 2017

Gang member sentenced to 30 years in arson threat (Accomack County, VA): A judge followed a jury’s recommendation and sentenced a Parksley man to 30 years in prison for soliciting perjury, participation in a criminal street gang and soliciting arson.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: November 15, 2017

Man charged in Toano shooting allegedly connected to Bloods, drug trafficking scheme (James City County, VA): A Williamsburg man who police believe was involved in the shooting death of a James City County 20-year-old was indicted Wednesday in connection with a drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy on the Virginia Peninsula.
Source: Willamsburg Yorktown Daily    Date: November 15, 2017

Man Convicted of Brutal Gang Attack on 15-Year-Old Girl (Fairfax County, VA): An MS-13 gang member charged in the brutal killing of a 15-year-old girl has been found guilty. Wilmer Sanchez Serrano, 21, was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder in the death of Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: November 14, 2017

MS-13 Gang Member Found Guilty Of Murder (Springfield, VA): The first of 10 suspects charged in the MS-13 gang related killing of a teenage girl in Springfield has been found guilty. The 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas' remains had been found near a Springfield industrial park in February.
Source: Kingstowne Patch    Date: November 14, 2017

Gang killers recorded a teen’s final moments. The video helped convict one of them. (Fairfax County, VA): Maria Reyes snapped her eyes shut as monitors in the Fairfax County courtroom lit up. Not only had the MS-13 attackers taken her daughter’s life, they had also filmed her final, agonizing minutes.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 14, 2017

Norfolk murder case falls apart in suspected gang killing after witness vanishes (Norfolk, VA): A key witness disappeared, so prosecutors dropped murder charges Monday in a suspected gang killing.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: November 13, 2017

Norfolk gang members causing chaos in juvenile detention center, court documents say (Norfolk, VA): Gang members have been terrorizing the city’s juvenile detention center as part of a long-running feud between rival neighborhoods, Norfolk police said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: November 10, 2017

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