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MS-13 gang leader sentenced to death for 4 murders (sent in from El Salvador to Charlotte, NC)
WCNC ^ | 7/27/10 | GLENN COUNTS

Posted on 07/28/2010 3:19:53 PM PDT by Libloather

MS-13 gang leader sentenced to death for 4 murders
by GLENN COUNTS / NewsChannel 36
Posted on July 27, 2010 at 5:59 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Alejandro Umana flashed gang signs on his way inside the federal courthouse for sentencing Tuesday morning.

Umana, an MS-13 gang member, was convicted on multiple counts of murder of this year.

“He was a leader, he was sent in by the leadership in El Salvador to come to Charlotte and surrounding areas to help organize the gang,” says Sam Nazzaro, a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice.

In April, Umana was convicted of murdering two brothers in a Guilford County restaurant. That same jury convicted him of two other murders in Los Angeles, California. The jury recommended the death penalty.

“This is the harshest penalty that we have in the criminal justice system,” says Jill Rose, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Charlotte. “Certainly we know the MS-13 members were watching this closely, hopefully it sends the message it needs to send.”

When Umana walked into court he didn’t show any remorse. He actually smiled and said “hola” to the crowd, which means “hello” in Spanish.

Prosecutors hope the message is that no one in the gang, including the leadership, is untouchable. But in this culture, experts say that Umana’s street cred just went up with the conviction.

Umana’s attorneys declined to comment as they left the courthouse but they indicated that they will appeal.

The 25-year-old becomes the first MS-13 gang member in the country to receive a federal death sentence.

Even during sentencing he continued his defiance with a statement to the court. He said, “This is the destiny God has given me, as for the rest, la mara salvtrucha” which means MS-13.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: death; gangs; ms13; murder
How did he get in?

MS-13 gang member sentenced to death
Alejandro Umana's sentence for killing 2 brothers called 'fair, just and merited.'
By Gary L. Wright
Posted: Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2010

Alejandro Umana

An unrepentant MS-13 gang member was sentenced to death Tuesday for the murders of two brothers -- only the second killer a federal judge in Charlotte has ordered to die in more than two decades.

Alejandro Umana, his legs shackled and wrists cuffed, smiled as he entered the courtroom and walked to the defense table. Then, turning to the audience, he said: "Hola."

1 posted on 07/28/2010 3:19:56 PM PDT by Libloather
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2 posted on 07/28/2010 3:24:29 PM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Libloather

Oh, Heaven help us! I hope nobody asked his immigration status. s/off

Seriously, I’m sick of the churches and the liberals requiring that we feel sorry for these bums. Just sick of it.

3 posted on 07/28/2010 3:25:31 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: Libloather

I’m expecting a joint news conference with Barack Obama, Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano praising the court for their swift and accurate justice.

Oh, I forgot, they support MS-13 and other illegal alient gangbangers, including Muslim terrorists.

4 posted on 07/28/2010 3:27:50 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Libloather
"The story of Mara Salvatrucha 13 [MS13) is inevitably also the story of El Salvador and the results of its twelve-year civil war. From 1980 until 1992, the fighting between the Salvadoran government and the communist rebels claimed over 75,000 lives and sent more than one million refugees and immigrants to the United States and to its neighbors throughout Central America."


"It is worth noting that following the end of the 12-year Salvadoran civil war, the insurgent FMLN – a Cuban-orchestrated cohesion of five Communist groups, which was in turn supplied with arms from Cuba, China and the Soviet Union – disarmed and became a political party. While the opposition Alianza Republicana Nacional (ARENA) [National Republican Alliance] party has held the presidency since 1989, there are elections scheduled for March 21. FMLN leader Shafik Handal will stand as a candidate. The 72 year-old is the former head of the Salvadoran Communist Party. He has spoken openly about turning El Salvador into a Socialist state, and recently sent Fidel Castro a letter in support of the jailing of 75 peaceful oppositionists in Cuba. His party is an essential part of the MS13 network that continues to send rifles and assorted munitions to the Salvatruchas of Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States."

5 posted on 07/28/2010 3:28:28 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: Libloather

The husband of one of my church friends was deported to El Salvador a few weeks ago. Fortunately (for her and her children) this is not he.

Nonetheless, we do have a problem with MS-13 here.

6 posted on 07/28/2010 3:28:44 PM PDT by Tax-chick (John Wayne, Johnny Cash, John Deere)
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To: Libloather

This is a federal sentence? I hope he is dispatched as quickly as Timothy McVeigh. The civilized world shouldn’t have to suffer his breathing of air.

7 posted on 07/28/2010 3:32:02 PM PDT by beaversmom
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Wouldn’t be surprised if Obama and friends work to get it overturned.

8 posted on 07/28/2010 3:33:38 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Libloather
The things that belong to the MS-13 are not human beings. They should be dealt with as one would deal with any cockroach.
9 posted on 07/28/2010 3:34:20 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NOVEMBER-2-2010!)
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To: Libloather

Bet that some liberal Hispano-Racist group comes along and pleads for his life to be spared.

Look what GW Bush did in the Jose Medellin case....he pushed for Amnesty for Medellin after him and his gang raped and murdered two American teenage girls....and even after one of his fellow Hispanic KKK members was EXECUTED for the offense

There is too much pandering for the Hispano-Racist and Hispanic KKK crowd...against the rights of American citizens. You know if Bush went Liberal on Medellin...Obama and his minions will do the same

All MS-13 should be executed. They are criminal illegal alien scum

10 posted on 07/28/2010 3:42:06 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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What, they’re outa bullets in El Salvidor? How much is it going to cost to kill this POS?

11 posted on 07/28/2010 3:53:03 PM PDT by tired1 (When the Devil eats you there's only one way out.)
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To: ETL; Liz; AT7Saluki
MS-13 gang member sentenced to death

The first EVER in this nation - from what I heard on the radio report.

12 posted on 07/28/2010 4:00:55 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
All MS-13 should be executed. They are criminal illegal alien scum

Mere execution makes them martyrs; therefore, they should be tortured first, on closed caption TV with live feeds to those God-foresaken, third world, banana republics that they came from.

13 posted on 07/28/2010 4:43:27 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: isthisnickcool

They are viscious but unfortunately, intelligent.They are much smarter than the twin Black gangs, Crips and Bloods. Here on Long Island MS 13 is the most dangerous and successful gang.You’ll never see a mara salvatrucha playing soccer and drinking 40s at 2PM, like the Bloods do with hoops. They’re out working with landscape outfits and home improvement outfits. They get a legit stream of money and scout out possible targets for home invasions. Nassau and Suffolk PDs have had little success penetrating them. So far MS 13 has not become a problem in NYC.My guess is another smart move. They operate in places with overmatched PDs and stay away from large urban depts with a proven track record of success against gangs like the NYPD.

14 posted on 07/28/2010 7:08:22 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We are up that stinky creek w/o a paddle.

15 posted on 07/28/2010 7:19:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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