Maryland police say five MS-13 gang members stabbed one of their own 100 times and drove the body to Virginia where they set it on fire.
The victim of the brutal attack was a 16-year-old high school student. Cops identified Jacson Pineda-Chicas this week after releasing a photo of a tattoo on his left arm, Tribune Media reported. His body was found dumped on the side of the road in Stafford, Va., March 9.
Police in Prince George’s County said in a news release that the teen was killed in a home 60 miles away in Landover Hills, Md., that belonged to the leader of a Virgina MS-13 clique.
Cops charged the clique leader Jose Ordonez-Zometa, 29, with participating in the murder. The other suspects and Pineda-Chicas drove to Ordonez-Zometa’s home for a meeting March 8, police said.
“To hear somebody was stabbed 100 times, per the medical examiner, pretty much speaks for itself how violent the attack would have been,” Maj. Brian Reilly said Friday at a news conference.
He said invesitgators still don’t know why Pineda-Chicas was targeted for death by his friends.
NBC 4 Washington reported speaking on Thursday to Pineda-Chicas’ mother who said her son was being threatened after saying he didn’t want to be an MS-13 gang member anymore.