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Renewed focus on gang violence after recent conviction (Richmond, VA): A known MS-13 gang member now faces years in prison for a murder near Richmond's Pony Pasture. Just days ago the killer in a 2011 summertime shooting that left one person dead was convicted.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: January 28, 2013

Witness: Teen needed killing for gang 'letters' (Richmond, VA) : Dour-faced Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello has barely said a word during his two-day gang-related murder trial this week. But if a Richmond Circuit Court jury convicts him today of the first-degree murder of a gang informant and other charges, it will likely be because Ramirez-Cabello talked too much.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 25, 2013

Guilty verdict in Richmond gang-related murder trial (Richmond, VA): A verdict has been reached in a Richmond gang-related murder trial. After a three-day trial, a jury found Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello guilty of first degree murder, gang participation, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in the 2011 killing of Osbin Hernandez-Gonzales near Pony Pasture.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: January 25, 2013

Jurors in Richmond hearing gang murder trial of teenage suspect (Richmond, VA): An alleged leader of a Latino gang received news without so much as a word being spoken that the slaying of a betrayer had been carried out in South Richmond in July 2011.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 24, 2013

Bloods leader gets 53 years for gang-related crimes (Augusta County, VA): A Shenandoah Valley Bloods gang leader was sentenced Wednesday to 53 years in prison for felony gang participation, aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm during the commission of the felony, and cocaine possession.
Source: Augusta Free Press    Date: January 24, 2013

Newport News police aim at gang issue in middle schools (Newport News, VA): Middle school students are the focus of a new program by the Newport News Police Department designed to keep youth away from gangs and out of trouble.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 23, 2013

Valley Bloods leader will serve over 14 years for gang activity (Staunton, VA): A Staunton man faces a long time in prison after taking a plea agreement in a gang-related assault case. 20-year-old Trey Aaron Scott pleaded guilty Wednesday to four felony charges, including aggravated malicious wounding.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: January 23, 2013

Under heavy security, 11 face gang and other charges (Petersburg, VA): Residents may have noticed a heavy law enforcement presence near the General District Court on Friday as prosecutors held a preliminary hearing for several suspects in a gang-related murder.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: January 15, 2013

MS-13 gang enforcer sentenced in Richmond stabbing (Richmond, VA): An enforcer for the MS-13 gang who participated in a near-fatal, gang-related stabbing in Richmond last January was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Wednesday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: December 12, 2012

Nine people arrested in gang-related shooting in Hopewell (Hopewell, VA): Police have made several arrests after a shooting on Halloween in Hopewell - including the teen that was injured.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: November 2, 2012

Teen shot in Hopewell, police investigate gang tie (Hopewell, VA): A teenager is in the hospital after he was shot twice in a gang-related crime. Now, Hopewell police are working with Virginia State Police to combat what they're calling a gang problem.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: November 1, 2012

Hopewell police say armed robbery was gang initiation (Hopewell, VA): Police in Hopewell have charged two men and a juvenile in the gang-related armed robbery of a local convenient store. On Monday at around 2:30 a.m., the three males - one armed with a rifle - entered the 7-Eleven store at 2311 Oaklawn Blvd. Police say one robber held the clerks at gunpoint while another demanded the clerk open his cash register.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: October 17, 2012

Alleged gang member indicted in 2008 murder (Newport News, VA): A boyfriend and girlfriend from Newport News are facing charges related to gang activity that includes the murder of an 18-year-old man in 2008.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 15, 2012

MS-13 member arrested for alleged child sex trafficking (Alexandria, VA): Police say a Prince George's County man was arrested on Thursday for his alleged role in a child sex trafficking ring run by the street gang, MS-13.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: October 5, 2012

Valentine Bloods gang leader sentenced to nine years in prison (Richmond, VA): The leader of the Valentine Bloods gang in Virginia - which has a presence in Petersburg - was sentenced to nine years in prison when he entered an Alford plea to three counts of soliciting murder and three counts of felony gang participation while already in prison.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: October 2, 2012

Va. leader of major street gang sentenced (Lunenburg, VA): An inmate described by authorities as the Virginia leader of a major street gang has been sentenced to nine years in prison for ordering fellow gang members killed.
Source:    Date: October 1, 2012

Gang member gets four years for probation violation (Loudoun County, VA) : A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge sentenced imposed a suspended sentence on an 18th Street gang member after finding the man had violated the terms of his probation.
Source: AshburnPatch    Date: September 26, 2012

Anti-gang initiative brings training to western Virginia (Roanoke, VA): No corner of Virginia is immune to gang violence, and the age at which young people are recruited as gang members is dropping. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli delivered that troubling message at a training session Tuesday morning in Roanoke.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: September 18, 2012

How they did it: Crips lured high school girls into prostitution (Fairfax, VA): The story of how a violent street gang lured vulnerable Fairfax-area girls into prostitution is a chilling one for any parent, and is another reason why parents need to keep a close eye on their kids' involvement with social networking websites.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: September 17, 2012

Possible gang violence highlights growing problem for neighborhood (Charlottesville, VA): Albemarle County police found one man unconscious in the Southwood Mobile Home Park last week, following what police are calling a "possible gang-related assault". Two arrests have been made as police continue investigating, but it's not doing much to ease neighbors growing fears of violence.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: September 10, 2012

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