Two more arrested in brutal MS-13 murder where victim was maimed, decapitated
Police in Maryland announced Friday that they had arrested two more people in connection with a brutal murder by the MS-13 street gang.
Montgomery County police said 24-year-old Doris Giron-Jimenez and 22-year-old Albaro Rosa-Moreno were arrested Thursday. Both were charged with first-degree murder.
In all, three people face charges in the killing of an unidentified man, whose body was found buried in a park on Wheaton on Sept. 5. Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, was arrested Nov. 11 and also faces first-degree murder charges.
Police have previously said that as many as 10 MS-13 members lured the victim to the park, using walkie-talkies to communicate with each other. They say the victim was ambushed, choked, stabbed more than 100 times, decapitated and had his heart torn out of his chest and buried with him.
Authorities say that Lopez-Abrego and Rosa-Moreno were full-fledged MS-13 members, while Giron-Jimenez was an accomplice to the murder.
Court documents, which cited interviews with an informant, say Rosa-Moreno helped dig the victim’s graved, stabbed him multiple times, and helped cut up the body with a machete.
Authorities have not disclosed a motive for the killing, which they believe to have taken place sometime this past spring.
Police have described the victim as a Hispanic male standing approximately 5 feet, 2 inches and weighing approximately 126 pounds. He had short, dark brown hair and a missing lower tooth that may have been noticeable when he was speaking or smiling.
Police have also released photos of the clothes and rosary the victim was wearing when he was killed. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division at (240) 773-5070.