WASHINGTON (WMAL) – Five members of MS-13 were arrested and charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing a fellow gang member as many as 100 times and setting his body on fire.
Jose Ordonez-Zometa, 29, Jonathan Castillo-Rivera, 20, Kevin Rodriguez-Flores, 18, Christian Martinez-Ramirez, 16, and Jose Hernandez-Garcia, 25, are all charged as adults for their alleged roles in the murder of 16-year-old Jacson Pineda-Chicas of Falls Church.
Prince George’s County Police said on March 8th the victim and suspects – all members of an MS-13 clique based in Fairfax County – went to the home of the clique’s leader, Ordonez-Zometa, on Varnum Street in Landover Hills for a meeting. Police said Pineda-Chicas was attacked and killed during some sort of fight that broke out at the meeting. They are working on figuring out why the gang members turned on one of their own.
Pineda-Chicas was stabbed up to 100 times according to police. After killing him in the house, police said the suspects loaded his body into a vehicle, drove to Stafford County, dumped the body near River Road and set it on fire and.
“One hundred stab wounds is obviously overkill. That’s sending a message,” said Major Brian Reilly.
A deputy with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office found the body the next day around 4:50 a.m. between the road and the Rappahannock River.
A picture of a distinctive tattoo on the victim’s arm of a woman shushing with a finger over her lips and what looked like a blindfold over her eyes and ears helped the sheriff’s office identity the body.
Ordonez-Zometa is being held by the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. The four remaining suspects are in custody in Virginia.
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