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Feds outline prosecution of MS-13 gang killings in Ohio

A long-running investigation into an Ohio branch of the violent El Salvador-based MS-13 gang, including the solving of eight homicides, neared conclusion Thursday with the sentencing of the last defendant in custody, central Ohio’s top federal prosecutor announced. Over the years, racketeering conspiracy charges against gang members have included murder, attempted murder, assault, drug trafficking, and money laundering. Among the victims were Wilson Villeda, a 17-year-old Columbus area high school student whose body was mutilated beyond recognition by machete-wielding assailants, and Genesis Lizbeth Cornejo-Alvarado, a 15-year-old girl shot to death in Texas for dating a rival gang member.