Skip to comments.MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison
Posted on 05/21/2010 5:08:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison
ALEXANDRIA, VACarlos Bladimir Montoya, also known as "Ciego," 26, of Sterling, Va., was sentenced today to life plus a consecutive 120 months in prison for his role in the murder of a rival gang member on May 5, 2007.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Claude M. Hilton.
In the past year, four MS-13 gang members have received life sentences for killing rival gang members, said U.S. Attorney MacBride. Were determined to put an end to gang violence and punish those responsible.
The Washington Field Offices Northern Virginia Gang Task Force, comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, works to identify, disrupt, and dismantle violent criminal gangs who seek to threaten members of our community, said Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office. Todays and recent sentencings should send a clear message to individuals who are part of these violent criminal enterprises; we will not tolerate your actions, no matter the group you hide within.
On Jan. 21, 2010, a jury found Montoya guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering activity, aiding and abetting murder in aid of racketeering activity, and aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a crime of violence causing death.
According to court documents and evidence at trial, Montoya was the leader of the Unidos Locos Salvatrucha (ULS) clique of MS-13. On the night of May 5, 2007, he drove four fellow MS-13 gang members, including Oscar Lobo-Lopez, also known as Joker, and Sergio Amador Amador, also known as Dado, to the 7200 block of Commerce Street in Springfield, Va, where Lobo-Lopez and Amador fatally shot Melvin Reyes, also known as Pelon.
After Montoya and other MS-13 gang members had patrolled for Reyes in the days preceding the murder, the five MS-13 members located Reyes at the Springfield Garden apartments. The four passengers exited the vehicle. Lobo-Lopez and Amador, armed with handguns, chased and fatally shot Reyes. The five gang members fled the scene in Montoyas vehicle. In the days following the murder, Montoya drove the two of gang members involved in the murder to a bus station in Washington, D.C., to travel to New York. The firearms used in the murder were recovered months later in Long Island, N.Y., by the Suffolk County Police Department.
Reyes suffered from seven gunshot wounds at the time of his death. The MS-13 gang members killed Reyes because he was believed to be a member of the rival 18th Street gang. The rules of MS-13 require its members to attack and/or kill rival gang members.
This case was investigated by the FBIs Washington Field Office, the Fairfax County Police Department, and the Suffolk County Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Morris Parker and Rebeca Bellows prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.
Waiting and praying for a jury verdict in the case of MS 13 gang murders of three young people in NJ schoolyard.
One survived and testified in the first of the trials.
NJ doesn’t have the death penalty.
I’m sorry NJ doesn’t have the death penalty.
I think all states should have the death penalty.
I believe you are referring to this case:
Really, why can’t we just shoot these f’ers between the eyes?
Prison will not rehab them (or anybody like this) line ‘em up and shoot them. Every last tatto’d MS13 pos, why waste the $$.
If we start eradicating the disease, maybe some will self deport?
The saddest thing to happen in Newark in a long time and that is saying a lot.
To make matters worse, the fairy Mayor knew it was gang related from the discovery of the bodies but was afraid there would be riots so he pretended it was random killings.
The fairy Mayor was Gayle King’s date at the White House state dinner the other night. Corey Booker.
He’s orca’s pet.
When a MS-13 shoots a peer, why isn’t that considered a wash?
NOVA used to be a nice place.
Gang on Gang Killing: The act of committing violence while performing a public service at the same time.