Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Photo credit: Howard Schnapp  |   A photo of Michael Alguera, who was fatally stabbed last week, sits in a memorial that in set in his home on Jan. 22, 2008 in Hempstead, N.Y.
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                                    R.i.p Michael Alguera                           
  8/24/1992 to 1/19/2008

2 charged with murder in Hempstead slaying
David Valle and Louis Ruiz, described as lieutenants in the MS-13 street gang's Hempstead clique, or chapter, were indicted Thursday at the federal courthouse in Central Islip in the murder of Michael Alguera, then 15, according to court papers filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Durham.

The arrests followed a three-year investigation by the FBI and Nassau County homicide detectives, which concluded that Alguera was accidentally caught up in gang rivalry, according to officials.
"He was not a gang member. . . . He was an innocent child. What a way to lose his life," said Det. Lt. John Azzata, of the Nassau County police homicide squad. "It's something that every parent has to feel" concerned about when they send their kids to school, he added.

Valle and Ruiz had come to Hempstead High School in the afternoon along with half a dozen other MS-13 members, seeking revenge against members of the rival SWP gang, which supposedly had stolen the blue-and-white "flag" or bandanna of a student MS-13 member, according to sources familiar with the case.

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