Venus Romero Iraheta is 18.
She will probably spend the rest of her natural life behind bars.
Another wasted life in America.
Iraheta had been in the thug life since her early teens as a member of the bloodthirsty Central American street gang, MS13.
Our heroine wanted to settle a score. Her man had been clipped out in the street and she was fixing to get even.
Her target? Demaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas. She was 15.
The police interrogation video is chilling. A matter-of-fact documentation of something profoundly evil.
Iraheta recalled through an interpreter what she said to the terrified teen.
“You’re going to remember me until the day we see each other in hell. Don’t forget my name. And I told her my full name and I told her my nickname. And I told it to her and I told her to ‘Never forget who I was.’”
On a windswept day last January, the teen temptress lashed out and “grabbed her (Rivas) by the throat” then jammed a knife into her neck.
According to court documents obtained by Fox News, Rivas was a Grade 10 student in Gaithersburg, Md. She was snatched from her home and taken to a nearby woods where Iraheta and MS-13 members were waiting for the planned execution.
What transpired was a feeding frenzy of bloodlust as Rivas was stabbed and slashed repeatedly by the twisted teens. She staggered out of the woods without shoes and a shirt.
In that anti-septic interrogation room, Iraheta continued her twisted tale. Any emotion was squeezed out of this fractured child long ago.
“I asked her if at any time she had something to do with Christian (her dead boyfriend),” the killer told shocked detectives. “She said ‘yes.’ I said, ‘I’m not going to forgive’… I told her ‘I warned you not to mess with me. I told you not to mess with Christian.’”
She snarled: “I told you to stay away from him or you would see what would happen. I left the knife in her neck.”
By the time Rivas was found dead in a shallow puddle covered with railway ties, she had been stabbed 19 times. Her next stop would be the morgue.
The detective questioning Iraheta asks: “Does the murder bother you?”
Iraheta shook her head. Not a bit.
“Some kids are prodigies at the violin and some kids are prodigies at violence,” said Fairfax County District Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh. “This is a prodigy at violence.”
Cops say the vicious murder was videotaped and then sent to gang’s kingpins in El Salvador so participants could be promoted. It bolstered the cops’ case.
Three others have also pleaded guilty.
Iraheta pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, kidnapping and other offences. She will be sentenced on May 26.
So far, MS-13 hasn’t made much of a dent in the Canadian criminal landscape.
That will change.
And when it does, it will be bloody and largely pointless.
Just like Venus Romero Iraheta’s bleak future behind prison walls.
COLD CASE MURDER EATS KILLER’S CONSCIENCE
Brian Hawkins couldn’t take another minute, let alone another day.
For 25 years, his conscience ripped him apart.
Last week, he confessed — on TV — to the 1993 stabbing death in Redding, Calif. of Frank McAlister, 19. Then he turned himself into detectives.
“Every minute of every day has been a nightmare,” Hawkins told KRCR. “Frank never got to have a life, but we were teenagers and now I’m 44 and still haven’t even had a life and now most likely won’t, anyway.”
And he flipped on his two accomplices in the low-rent heist gone awry.
Hawkins apparently found God and could no longer live with his crime.
“He says it’s been bothering him for the entire time, he mentioned every day of his life it weighed on him,” said Capt. Eric Wallace of Redding Police.
Cops say Hawkins also fingered Curtis Culver, 45, and Shanna Culver, 46. All three are now in jail.
NAME: AKIL WHYTE
CIRCUMSTANCES: On Fri., Apr. 21, 2017, at about 9:35 p.m., cops responded to a shooting at a Dufferin St. and Eglinton Ave. W. parking lot. Leonard Pinnock, 33, of Hamilton, died at the scene. Cops believe the murder was random and they’re describing alleged gang member Whyte as “extremely dangerous.”
CONTACT: If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Homicide at 416-808-7400, or at [email protected]
Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies