An FBI special agent has testified that a MS-13 gang member narrated and filmed the brutal killing of 15-year-old Damaris A. Reyes Rivas. According to the Washington Post, Special Agent Fernando Uribe testifed to a Fairfax County judge on Monday that 17-year-old Jose Cerrato helped orchestrate the stabbing of Damaris and planned to send his video narration to gang leadership.
“If someone dies in a clique as a result of a fellow member, the person is killed in retaliation,” he said.
According to the FBI agent, the killing was payback as gang members believed that Damaris had lured another MS-13 member to his death a week earlier. Christian Sosa Rivas, 21, was lured to his death and killed because he was claiming to be a leader of MS-13. The FBI agent shared that Cerrato was close friends with Sosa Rivas and the gang wanted to get Damaris to admit—on video—that she helped lead him to the place where he was attacked.
In early January, Damaris was lured to Lake Accotink Park, where she was interrogated, beaten and stripped by MS-13 members, per the agent. A 17-year-old girl who had a relationship with Sosa Rivas told Damaris she would see her in hell and then stabbed her at least 13 times, Uribe previously shared. Another gang member stabbed Damaris in the neck with a wooden stake. Her body was dumped and found February 11.
Ten people have been charged in connection with Damaris' killing.
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