Gang bosses ordered teen's slaying in Houston

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Associated Press

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 11:32 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — Superiors in the MS-13 street gang ordered three members to kill and mutilate a 16-year-old fellow member whose body was dumped north of Houston last month.

The Houston Chronicle cited investigators in reporting (http://bit.ly/1fs4qJa) on Saturday that Josael Guevara was killed in a "relation strike among the MS-13."

Capt. Tim Whitecotton of the Walker County Sheriff's Office said Guevara "somehow made the higher-ups mad."

His body was discovered in Sam Houston National Forest on Sept. 23, and 22-year-old Cristian Zamora was arrested the same day.

On Oct. 3, Jose Bonilla-Romero, 17, was arrested, and 18-year-old Ricardo Lara was arrested Monday. All three have been charged with murder.

Whitecotton said the killers used a machete, the MS-13's weapon of choice, according to the FBI.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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