The “godfather” of a Norfolk Bloods gang put hits out on witnesses in his murder trial, one of whom was shot twice and didn’t take the stand. But on Wednesday, jurors still convicted him and recommended he spend 53 years in prison.
The second of three suspects in a 2016 gang-related murder in Ashburn was sentenced Monday to spend 48 years in state prison. Oscar Fabricio Lopez Nieto, 17, in April entered pleas of no contest to charges of first-degree murder, aggravated malicious
Because of safety reasons, federal prosecutors have released to defense attorneys less than one quarter of the evidentiary materials they have accumulated in the cases against suspected members of two Danville street gangs.
Once, criminal street gangs recruited through neighborhood connections and feet on the street. Now it can be as easy as clicking a button. Search warrants filed in Danville Circuit Court provide a glimpse inside gangs’ recruitment efforts in the city
The community came together to tackle a big issue: youth and gang violence in Newport News. In a packed room full of conversations focusing on ways to prevent youth from becoming victims of violence or being criminals, everyone's voice could be heard
Half of the 18 suspected gang members and associates facing federal charges in connection with a 2016 homicide in Danville could potentially face the death penalty if convicted, Virginia’s U.S. Attorney’s office said.
A Richmond woman who police said was one of five Crips gang members wanted in a marijuana-related robbery and killing in Santa Rosa, Calif., was arrested Monday by members of a federal fugitive task force while hiding in the attic of a Chester home
Circuit Court Judge Benjamin N. A. Kendrick this week sentenced Jordy Jose Bonilla, 18, to serve 43 years in state prison for the November 2016 murder of an Ashburn man. Bonilla is one of three suspects who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in th
Federal, state, and local officials announced Thursday the indictment charges of 18 suspected gang members and associates in the Danville. They said the crimes range from murder to drug distribution and obstruction of justice.
Nine people pleaded not guilty Monday to federal crimes involving a Newport News street gang called the 36th Street Bang Squad. The charges stem from alleged racketeering and drug trafficking crimes allegedly committed by members of the 36th Street B
Danville has hired a North Carolina man to be the City's first youth and gang violence prevention coordinator. The program will be new for Danville. The city has adopted the model recommended by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,
An MS-13 gang member was sentenced to over three decades in prison for the brutal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl from Gaithersburg. Wilmer Sanchez Serrano was sentenced to 33 years in prison Friday for the death of Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas. He w
On a Thursday night last June, members of a violent street gang took 17-year-old Nickalas Lee to an apartment complex in northwest Roanoke so he could make amends for associating with an archrival gang.
Authorities have released the name of a man shot and killed by suspected gang members in March and then stuffed in the trunk of his vehicle before it was set on fire at Veterans Park, according to Prince William County Police. He was identified as Sa
The head of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force said 80 percent of gang recruitment is taking place in middle and high schools in the region. The task force is focusing on MS-13, as it describes Northern Virginia as a hub for the violent g
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