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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

Police: Teen charged with shooting officer was gang member (Portsmouth, VA): Wednesday, a teenager accused of shooting and wounding a Portsmouth officer went before a judge. The teen faces numerous charges, including attempted capital murder and malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer. Police said in court the boy admitted he was a member of the “300 Gang.”
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: November 8, 2017

Two alleged MS-13 gang members charged with capital murder of Raymond Wood (Bedford County, VA): A Bedford County grand jury has returned true bills against two alleged MS-13 gang members who are accused of being involved in the murder of a Lynchburg teenager.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: November 7, 2017

Teen allegedly abducted by MS-13 gang member disappears again (Woodbridge, VA): Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing 16-year-old girl who is believed to be endangered.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: November 5, 2017

Fairfax County working to make up ground in ongoing gang problem (Fairfax County, VA): All eyes are on Virginia's race for governor and the topic dominating the debate is who can better handle the growing MS-13 gang problem in the commonwealth.
Source: FOX 5 DC    Date: November 3, 2017

22-year-old pleads guilty to Alexandria gang-related killing (Alexandria, VA): A 22-year-old pleaded guilty to his role in an Alexandria gang-related stabbing death in 2015. On Oct. 23, Jonathan Gomez Sorto, a former Fairfax County resident, pleaded guilty to murder for his role in the gang-motivated killing of Eduardo Chandias Almendarez in November 2015, the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Alexandria announced Monday.
Source: WTOP News    Date: October 30, 2017

Richmond man pleads guilty in case tied to South Richmond gang, heroin distribution and at least 3 deaths, including murder (Richmond, VA): A Richmond man pleaded guilty Monday to multiple drug distribution counts in Chesterfield County in a case with broad ties to a South Richmond street gang whose members sold heroin and were linked to at least two overdose deaths and one slaying, authorities said.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 30, 2017

Norfolk gang members scared her out of testifying, lawyer says. Now she's charged with murder, too. (Norfolk, VA): Gang members threatened to kill a witness and her daughter if she testified against one of their own in a murder case, the woman’s lawyer said Thursday.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 27, 2017

Man Pleads Guilty In Gang-Related Stabbing (Alexandria, VA): The suspect in a gang-related stabbing has pleaded guilty to murder this week in Alexandria. The victim, Eduardo Chandias Almandarez, was found stabbed to death in Four Mile Run Park near Cora Kelly School in Alexandria in November 2015.
Source: Old Town Alexandria Patch    Date: October 26, 2017

Man pleads guilty in gang-motivated murder (Alexandria, VA): A man has pleaded guilty to a November 2015 murder in Alexandria. Johnathan Gomez Sorto, a 22-year-old who formerly resided in Fairfax County, pleaded guilty on Oct. 23 for his role in the gang-motivated killing of Eduardo Chandias Almandarez, Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter said in a news release.
Source: Alexandria Times    Date: October 24, 2017

Police: Girl, 17, shot, killed in Va. park; boy, 15, wounded; suspect, 19, kills himself (Alexandria, VA): Police suspect a 19-year-old Maryland man shot and killed a 17-year-old girl and wounded a 15-year-old boy in an Alexandria park before killing himself Sunday night.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: October 23, 2017

Deported gang member arrested in Stuarts Draft (Waynesboro, VA): Three years after being deported to Mexico following a conviction on a drug charge, an admitted gang member is back behind bars after being arrested in the Stuarts Draft area, Waynesboro Police said.
Source: The News Leader    Date: October 18, 2017

MS-13 associates plead guilty in connection with brutal revenge killing of Gaithersburg teen (Fairfax County, VA): Three associates of the MS-13 gang pleaded guilty Tuesday to their roles in the brutal revenge killing of a 15-year-old girl, who was blamed for helping lure another gang member to his death.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 17, 2017

Man involved in murder spree could've avoided gang if King's Fork had let him play football, lawyer says (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth man may never have joined a gang – and been involved in two homicides – if he'd only been allowed to play high school football.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 17, 2017

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