Teenage girl MS-13 gangster tortured her love rival, cut off her tattoo and killed her with 13 stab wounds Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas’
An MS-13 gang member narrated and filmed the savage murder of a 15-year-old girl in a Virginia park, an FBI agent testified on Monday.
Damaris Reyes Rivas was killed in early January in Springfield, VA, after authorities say gang members held her responsible for the death of her boyfriend a week earlier. At least
10 members of MS-13 are accused of her murder, and authorities have arrested a total of 18 suspected in connection to both murders,
“If someone dies in a clique as a result of a fellow member, the person is killed in retaliation,” FBI Special Agent Fernando Uribe testified in juvenile court on Monday.
The Maryland teen Damaris Rivas had left her Gaithersburg home in mid-December and fallen in with MS-13, her mother said.
Authorities say Damaris Reyes Rivas, 15, was killed by MS-13 gang members earlier this year. She was stabbed 13 times by love rival Venus Romero Iraheta who blamed her for the death of their common boyfriend, Christian Sosa Rivas
Roughly a week before her murder, Christian Sosa Rivas, 21, of Fairfax, Virginia was lured to his death and killed because he was claiming to be a leader of MS-13 and angered other gang leaders, according to a search warrant.
Sosa Rivas’s body was discovered along the Potomac River in Dumfries. Members of Sosa;s chapter believed Damaris, who was romantically linked to him was complicit in luring him to his death. Virginia police arrest 10 suspects in torture, murder of Maryland teen in the ‘ritualistic’ gangland killing
Venus Romero Iraheta is one of 10 suspects accused in the murder, spearheaded the physical aspect of the killing
The green-light to kill Damaris A. Reyes Rivas, in retaliation had come from the transnational gang’s leadership in El Salvador, payback for her alleged role in luring Sosa to his death a week earlier, the FBI agent told a Fairfax County judge.
In the end, it was 17-year-old Jose Cerrato who allegedly helped orchestrate the killing.
Part of a plan to send the video back to those MS-13 leaders as proof of his willingness to carry out orders, the agent testified.
It’s unclear if the video was ever sent, but the FBI agent testified Cerrato soon earned a promotion within the ranks of the gang for his role in the slaying.
The MS-13 gang member filmed the killing with a cellphone, barking out orders and narrating as fellow gang members set upon the 15-year-old girl with a knife and a large wooden stake in a suburban Virginia park, an FBI agent testified Monday.
The testimony by FBI special agent Fernando Uribe came during a hearing in Fairfax County juvenile court in which a judge certified that Cerrato would face murder, abduction and gang participation charges as an adult.
Uribe said during the hearing that Cerrato was friends with Rivas’ boyfriend, Christian Sosa Rivas.
Damaris Reyes Rivas and Christian Sosa Rivas were not related, just lovers.
Gang leadership struggle between teen female gangsters led to torture of love rival, slicing off tattoos and death with 13 stab wounds in Maryland
Jose Castillo Rivas and Cindy Blanco Hernandez and eight others are accused of killing the 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas in Virginia
At 21, Wilmer Sanchez-Serrano (Right) seen here with 18-year-old Aldair Miranda Carcamo is the oldest of the suspects in the gangland murder of Damaris Reyes Rivas
Cerrato and other gang members wanted to record an admission from Damaris Reyes Rivas that she played a role in her beau’s death.
According to special agent Uribe, Damaris was lured to Lake Accotink Park, where she was interrogated and beaten by a group of MS-13 members, Uribe testified.
At one point, Damaris was made to take off her clothes on the frigid day, so “she could feel the cold that Christian did,” he said.
Uribe had testified in May that 17-year-old Venus Romero Iraheta, led the charge as she told Damaris Reyes Rivas that she “would see her in hell” before stabbing her with a large knife.
Apparently she was incensed by the admission by Damaris under questioning that she had a sexual relationship with Sosa Rivas, whom Iraheta considered her boyfriend. She was still his death and believed her rival was somehow involved in his murder, a week earlier.
On one of the three video tapes, Cerrato can be heard urging fellow gang members to walk Damaris into the woods at another location, Uribe testified.
Eventually, Venus Romero Iraheta, who ironically arrived in the US the same week as Reyes Rivas from the same hometown in El Salvador, who notably also had a relationship with Sosa Rivas, told Damaris she would see her in hell and plunged the knife into her at least 13 times.
Another gang member then jabbed Damaris in the neck with the wooden stake.
Iraheta allegedly then proceeded to cut off a diamond tattoo that Damaris Reyes Rivas had displayed in honor of their slain mutual boyfriend.
Iraheta will also be tried as an adult.