MS-13 gang members turned on one of their associates with a machete and baseball bat, killing her on the spot.
Ariana Funes-Diaz’s body was found in a creek in Prince George’s County.
Josue Fuentes-Ponce, 16, Joel Escobar, 17, and Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi 14, were all charged as adults for the murder. Police identified Ponce and Escobar as the MS-13 members.
Maj. Brian Reilly of the Prince George’s County Police Department said “Consistently what we’ve seen with cases involving MS-13 is violence that’s disturbing.”
Police believe that Funes-Diaz was killed to stop her from becoming a “snitch”.
Funes-Diaz and the three other suspects robbed a man on April 17th by snatching him off the street and taking him to an abandoned house. The next day the suspects turned on her and drove her to a wooded area to kill her.
“This is not two gangs warring with each other. This is a gang that turned on itself, turned on an associate in extremely violent behavior.”
Another murder suspect, who also participated in the robbery is currently being looked for by the police.