MS-13 leader in Prince George’s Co. sentenced to life in prison

A Prince George’s County, Maryland, man was sentenced to life in prison. He was convicted of racketeering, murder and even a conspiracy in the brutal 2019 skating of a 16 year old guy. The man was stabbed almost 100 times. Jose Domingo Ordonez-Zometa, 33 years old, was one of three members of the MS-13 street gang. He was convicted in the killing of Jacson Pineda-Chicas, of Falls Church, Virginia in federal court. On Monday, the sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Paula Xinis.
Prosecutors stated about Pineda Chicas
The prosecutors said that Ordonez-Zometa, has been the head of an MS-13 “clique” which had operated in the DC area. They then called for a meeting in the month of March in 2018 at his Landover hills house. They had even questioned Pineda-Chicas’ loyalty. They have finally ordered the other members to kill the teen. The authorities further revealed that Chicas was stabbed almost more than 100 times.
Zometa convicted in December
The prosecutors stated that the gang leader had then ordered various members of the gang in order to take the body to Virginia. It was a remote area of the Stafford County. The remains there were set on fire wherein he had stayed behind to clear the blood. Ordonez-Zometa got convicted in December. It was basically a 2-weeks trial with the co-defendants Jose Rafael Ortega-Ayala, 30, of Greenbelt, Maryland; and Jose Henry Hernandez-Garcia, 29, of Annandale, Virginia. Ortega-Ayala and Hernandez-Garcia both had to confront the mandatory sentences of life in prison on being sentenced. All the three men were charged in July 2020 in the federal court but the sentencing dates were not set till then!

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