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Three more MS-13 gang members charged in murder outside Towson apartment complex

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2021-06-11 14:01:50-04

TOWSON, Md. (WMAR) — Three more MS-13 gang members have been charged in the July 31 murder of Daniel Alvarado Cuellar outside a Towson apartment complex, bringing the total number of suspects to 10.

On Thursday, Baltimore County Police announced the arrests of 22-year-old Hugo Leonel Martinez-Vasquez, Jose Alexi Villacorta-Rivas, 19, and 17-year-old Yoni Membreno-Parada, all of Cockeysville.

Each is being held without bail, along with seven other MS-13 gang members below, who have already been arrested in connection to the killing.

  • Jonathan Escobar-Hernandez, 20, of the 500 block of Castle Drive, 21212
  • Marlon Leonardo Fabian-Flores, 20, of the 4700 block of Hanover Pike, 21102
  • Edwin Edgardo Garcia-Martir, 18, of the unit block of Sargent Court, 21220
  • Hugo Portillo-Chavez, 31, of the 200 block of Hogarth Circle, 21030
  • Jose Fausto Rivera-Coreas, 19, of the 1000 block of Misty Lynn Circle, 21030
  • Odaliz Rosas-Yanez, 20, of the 600 block of Knollcrest Place, 21030
  • Leonel Alexander Velasquez-Hernadez, 16, of the 900 block of Cranbrook Road, 21230

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed detainers on six of the seven, who are in the United States illegally. Five are from El Salvador and one is from Mexico.

It's unclear if the newly arrested suspects are in the U.S. legally.

RELATED: ICE places detainers on 6 of 7 MS-13 gang members charged in Towson apartment murder

Cuellar was originally found lying dead outside near an apartment complex in the 8400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard at 3:30 in the morning.

An autopsy later found that he was killed by "multiple sharp force injuries".

Charging documents revealed the suspects were watching Cuellar and decided the day before to kill him, because he was making a hand gesture affiliating him with another gang.