I spoke last time about the transformation of my local mall from a nice, family-friendly hangout, into a dangerously gang-infested dump—And lo and behold, here's a pristine example of what I'm talking about. I'm glad to see that they are "subject" to deportation after their release, but I do have to wonder how they've been able to remain in the County for so long. After all, if they've been convicted of doing this, what are the odds that they've been arrested before?
The defendants: Cesar Omar Hernandez-Perez, 31, Daniel Albert Bonilla Delcid, 25, Rogoberto Hernandez Portillo, 26, Henry Alexander Berrios, 23 and Santos Carillo-Morales, 27, are suspected members of the Normandies Locos Salvatrucha clique of the gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
"Prior to the stabbing, the clique held a meeting and decided to 'patrol' to find a rival gang member to attack and injure as severely as possible, including killing," the release said.
The defendants, along with a juvenile suspect, took three cars and found an alleged gang member at the mall and, "jumped, kicked, punched and stabbed the 15-year-old male," with the knife coming within a centimeter of the victim's heart, the release said.
All of the defendants are from El Salvador and upon release from prison will be subject to deportation.