By The Blaze. Federal prosecutors said MS-13 gang members murdered a man in Long Island simply because he was wearing a Peyton Manning football jersey, according to the New York Post.
The revelation is related to the January 2017 murder of Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla at a deli. MS-13 member Mario Aguilar-Lopez pleaded guilty to the murder in November 2018.
U.S. Assistant Attorney Raymond Tierney discussed the details of the motivation behind the murder during court proceedings Tuesday for Jose Suarez, who is accused of being the getaway driver in the murder in order to earn respect of the gang. . .
Alvarado-Bonilla was suspected of being a member of the rival 18th Street gang. Manning’s jersey number was 18. As a result, Alvarado-Bonilla was “marked for death,” prosecutors said.
Aguilar-Lopez fired five shots at Alvarado-Bonilla’s head at point-blank range, and one bullet also struck a nearby employee, who survived. (Read more from “A Man’s Shirt Choice Caused a MS-13 Member to Murder Him” HERE)
U.S. Southern Border ‘Invasion’ by the Numbers
By Boston Herald. President Trump declared a national emergency Friday to circumvent Congress and secure $8 billion for barriers on the southern border.
Through presidential addresses and press conferences, Trump has given a host of reasons for his crackdown on the border, often centering on controlling the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and gang members.
“We have an invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people, and it’s unacceptable,” Trump said from the Rose Garden on Friday. . .
There were 377 MS-13 gang members apprehended nationwide in fiscal 2018, as of Aug. 31. That was up from 228 the year prior, but down from 437 in fiscal 2014. Recent FBI estimates put MS-13 gang membership in the U.S. at about 10,000, but it’s not clear how many of them are citizens versus immigrants. (Read more from “U.S. Southern Border ‘Invasion’ by the Numbers” HERE)