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Defendant In Local MS-13 Case Sentenced

Mar 13, 2020

Federal prosecutors in Columbus say an MS-13 gang member who shot and killed a rival and threatened a witness will serve 30 years in prison.  

38-year old Jose Mendez pleaded guilty in Ocotber to the shooting death of Salvador Martinez-Diaz.  Court documents say Mendez-Peraza and an accomplice ambushed the victim near his aprtment building at Melroy Avenue and Kelbourne Road in December 2016.  He told a witness that fellow gang members would kill the individual and their family if they testified against him.