2nd person arrested in alleged MS-13 gang killing of a teenager

ROOSEVELT, N. Y. – A second suspect has been arrested in connection with an alleged MS-13 gang killing of a New York teenager.

Nassau County police say 18-year-old Joshua Figueroa-Velasquez is to be arraigned Wednesday on murder charges in the death of 15-year-old Angel Soler, of Long Island. It was not clear whether the defendant is a lawyer.

Angel’s remains were found in October last year in a 27-hectare forest in Nassau County. The authorities say that Angel was attacked by a group of people and hacked to death with a machete in July.

Another suspect was arrested in November.

Authorities say MS-13 has thousands of members in the U.S. and has become a target of President Donald Trump. The gang is believed to be behind 25 murders on Long Island in the past two years.

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