Oscar "Demente" Moran, arrested in January, 2016 as part of a local crackdown on the MS-13 gang, is now formally charged with ordering the murders of Wilson Martinez, 15, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16.
The feds had previously placed Moran, 25, at a large MS-13 conclave in Richmond, VA at which the decision to murder somebody - who turned out to be Perez de la Cruz was made. But in a new indictment, a federal grand jury identified Moran as a national MS-13 leader, the FBI reports:
The new indictment alleges that Duran was the leader of the Molinos Loco Salvatrucha (MLS) clique of MS-13 for the entire United States, as well as the Boston-area clique of MLS, and in those positions authorized (i.e. “greenlighted”) the murders of Wilson Martinez and Christofer Perez de la Cruz.
Federal authorities have said local MS-13 members murdered at least six people, either as part of an ongoing feud with the 18th Street Gang, or as an initiation rite for members seeking to move up in the organizations.