Nearly a dozen members of the hyperviolent MS-13 street gang lured a man into a park and stabbed him over 100 times, cut his head off, and cut his heart out of his chest and threw it on the grave they buried him in, authorities say.
Law enforcement officials in North Carolina recently arrested Miguel “Timido” Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, who was extradited to Montgomery County, Maryland, where he made his first court appearance on Wednesday.
According to court documents, another member of MS-13 identified Lopez-Abrego as being involved in the gruesome murder:
On 09/05/2017 [unnamed MS-13 member] took MCPD detectives to the gravesite located in the park and he further described the circumstances of the murder and detailed the choking, stabbing, decapitating, and dismembering the victim’s body before dumping it into a pre-dug hole.
[Unnamed MS-13 member] identified one of the other participants in the murder as an adult male he knew as Miguel and whose nickname was “Timido.”
The victim has been stabbed over one-hundred times, decapitated, dismembered, and his heart had been excised from his chest and thrown into the grave.
The Washington Post reported that Lopez-Abrego is a foreign national who was illegally inside the United States:
Lopez-Abrego did not speak during the court appearance. Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a statement saying “Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, a citizen and national of El Salvador, is illegally in the U.S. and currently in immigration proceedings. On Nov. 4, ICE lodged a detainer on Mr. Lopez-Abrego with the Avery County Sheriff’s Department in North Carolina after his arrest by local authorities.”
The horrific murder took place inside Montgomery County, Maryland, which is a hotbed for MS-13 gang members because it is a sanctuary county — meaning the county does not comply with federal immigration authorities to remove illegal aliens.
In May, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said that a whistleblower came forward and provided documents that proved that the Obama administration knowingly admitted teen MS-13 gang members into the United States and sent them to communities throughout the U.S.