MS-13 gang member sentenced to 40 years for brutal killing of 15-year-old girl

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From Fox News: A female member of MS-13 was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday in the brutal killing of a 15-year-old girl.

Venus Romero Iraheta, 18, was convicted of murder in January 2018 in the 2017 slaying of Damaris Reyes Rivas.

She pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, abduction and criminal street participation earlier this year at the court Fairfax County, Virginia.

Prosecutors said Iraheta was one of the 10 MS-13 members and associates who met Damaris at Lake Accotink Park in Fairfax County, seeking revenge for the murder of her boyfriend, Christian Sosa Rivas. Reyes Rivas was a student at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Earlier this year, an interrogation video recorded on Valentine’s Day 2017 showing her confessing to the crime.

Through a translator, Iraheta said she told Reyes Rivas: “‘You’re going to remember me until the day we see each other in hell. Don’t forget my name.’ And I told her my full name and I told her my nickname. And I told it to her and I told her to never forget who I was. I told her, ‘Someday, we were going to see each other again.’”

When an officer asked what happened next, Iraheta replied in English: “I killed her.”

Iraheta said she stabbed Reyes Rivas about 13 times with a knife and sliced off one of her tattoos. The Washington Post reported another MS-13 associated stabbed her with a tree branch. The brutal slaying was recorded on a cellphone video and the court was shown the footage. Her body was eventually discovered after it was dumped under a highway overpass on the outskirts of Washington, D.C.

Maria Reyes, Reyes Rivas’ mother, told Iraheta in court Friday that the woman “destroyed” her life, the Washington Post reported.

“I want to say to this young lady that she destroyed my life. She destroyed the life of my daughter. She didn’t owe anything to you,” she told Iraheta through a translator. “My daughter is not in hell, as she said. She’s in heaven. She has shown me that in my dreams. . . . Hell will be lived by you, not by her.”

NBC Washington reported Iraheta cried in court, saying she would “give my life to bring her back. I am sorry.”


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9 responses to “MS-13 gang member sentenced to 40 years for brutal killing of 15-year-old girl

  1. But Nancy Pelosi, who may once again be Speaker of the House of Reps., says we must “respect” MS-13 thugs because they have “the spark of divinity” in them.

  2. A race war almost happened in NJ a few years back when MS-13 terrorists brutally & sadistically tortured, sexually assaulted, and murdered 3 Black teenagers ( a fourth survived). If the terrorists had happened to be Whites, it would have spread all over the Bolshevik MSM but since it was Browns, murdering Blacks, it was covered up by the Democrat/Bolsheviks.

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  3. “… until the day we see each other in hell.”
    I see no reason why that meeting should be postponed 40 years.

    • The assasin monster should not be given but a death sentence as she did with the murder of Reyes Rivas. She took one life so she must give her life in return. In 40 years she’ll be out enjoying the sunshine and detoxing her lungs, and she’ll walk the streets unknown to others the brutality she committed. Everyday heart beats will be a nail going in deeper till the day she dies

  4. One of these idiots was just arrested in Freeport NY, (long Island) for sucker punching a woman and then raping her on the front lawn of her home.

  5. Not good enough, live and a day, no possible parole, save everyone time and money and execute him by hanging. Bullets are expensice.

  6. Sparks of divinity are often extinguished. Did MS 13 gang members come here to flee terrorism or cause it? Soros money is used to put out the light of divinity, and wealth somehow obtained by others could be better used than by seeking greater wealth and power for ungodly use.

  7. Bring in the transltors……it is our “future.”


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