The Dundalk Eagle

Al­leged MS-13 mem­bers held in at­tack on teen in Turner Sta­tion

- By BILL GATES bgates@ches­ Crime · Sexual Abuse · Incidents · Violence and Abuse · Society · Baltimore · Avondale · Baltimore · Washington · Mississippi

A po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a knife at­tack on a teenaged boy in Turner Sta­tion ear­lier this month has re­vealed the al­leged at­tack­ers are mem­bers of the MS-13 gang.

The vic­tim, who sur­vived the at­tack de­spite mul­ti­ple stab wounds, told po­lice his at­tack­ers had been try­ing to re­cruit him into MS-13 since De­cem­ber.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the vic­tim and his girl­friend were ap­proached in southeast Baltimore City on June 6 by mem­bers of the gang, who forced the two onto a bus and took them to Turner Sta­tion.

The boy was taken off the bus and into a wooded area in the 800 block of Avon­dale Road near the wa­ter­front. The vic­tim was then beaten and stabbed

sev­eral times.

He told po­lice his girl­friend was taken else­where by other mem­bers of the gang.

The 17-year-old girl was found later that night near the rail­road tracks in the 4500 block of E. Lom­bard Street. The girl man­aged to sur­vive de­spite suf­fer­ing dozens of stab wounds.

Po­lice also found the body of the girl’s sis­ter, 18-year-old Michelle Tenezaca, who was pro­nounced dead at the scene from dozens of stab wounds.

The cir­cum­stances of Michelle’s death and how she came to be at the lo­ca­tion to which her sis­ter was taken, are not yet known.

Af­ter the male vic­tim was dis­cov­ered, county po­lice searched the Turner Sta­tion area for the sus­pects.

Three men were found and iden­ti­fied as at­tack­ers by the vic­tim: Jonathan Pes­quera, 19, of Newkirk Street in Baltimore City; Edys Valen­zuela-Ro­driguez, 20, whose last listed ad­dress is in Wash­ing­ton D.C.; and Wu­later Her­nan­dez Orel­lana, 19.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the three men gave con­flict­ing sto­ries as to what they were do­ing in Turner Sta­tion and who they were with in the com­mu­nity.

The three men are be­ing held without bail on charges of at­tempted sec­ond-de­gree mur­der, first­de­gree as­sault, sec­ond-de­gree as­sault and kid­nap­ping.

A fourth man was ar­rested and charged in the at­tack on the vic­tim’s girl­friend. Car­los Ed­uardo Diaz, 17, was ap­pre­hended by city po­lice on June 11 in the 800 block of E. Baltimore St.

He has been charged with at­tempted first-de­gree mur­der. Po­lice said he is seen on tape walk­ing with the fe­male vic­tim.


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