Albemarle County Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin Jr. ordered Walter Antonio Argueta Amaya, a 21-year-old Salvadorean national, to a thirty-year sentence for the machete killing of Marvin Joel Rivera Guevara, 24.
He received 15 years for murder and another 15 years for murder by lynching. The judge decided that the two sentences be consecutive so that he will have to serve thirty years and then will be deported, should he live that long. If he were to return after that, he would have to serve the addition 65 years he could have gotten.
“What we have here in the valley,” Chief Padilla explained to Darby, “we have a unique dynamic where the traffic that is coming here, it’s actually not staying here. I can tell you we are well over a 200 percent increase [in the apprehension of] MS-13 gang members.”
“The good news for the valley is that they do not remain here,” he continued. “The bad news for the United States is that they go to Houston and Maryland, and other parts of the country to commit their atrocious criminal acts.”
Several other MS-13 members accused of heinous crimes against American citizens have been busted over the past few weeks.
Authorities busted six MS-13 gang members for butchering a Massachusetts teenager with a knife, charging them with racketeering on November 28 in connection with the teen’s death.
The day before the MS-13 bust in Massachusetts, Border Patrol agents arrested an MS-13 gang member in Arizona for illegally crossing the U.S. border. When agents questioned the man, the gang member claimed he was traveling with the migrant caravan through Mexico.
Breitbart News has done extensive reporting on the brutal crimes of MS-13 members, especially those who illegally enter the U.S.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla told Breitbart News’s Border/Cartel Chronicles Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby in October that apprehension of MS-13 gang members increased by 244 percent over the first ten months of FY2018.