Samuel Ponce, an illegal alien from El Salvador, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder this week for his role in murdering 18-year-old Bryan Steven Cho Lemus in August 2016, allegedly with other members of the monstrous, Salvadoran-based MS-13 gang. Ponce was 15 at the time of the murder.
“Bryan Lemus was just 18-years-old when he was viciously attacked and violently murdered with machetes by the defendant and multiple MS-13 members,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce A. Smith said in a statement.
According to prosecutors, Lemus was lured into the Massapequa Preserve in Nassau County by a number of MS-13 gang members, including alleged illegal alien 23-year-old Christian Rodriguez, who has been charged with another murder.
Lemus was then hacked to death with machetes by Ponce and others and put into a shallow grave where his body was not found until May 2019.
Ponce, who is facing nine years to life in prison for his involvement in Lemus’ murder, first arrived in the U.S. at the southern border from El Salvador at the age of 13. God knows how many more vicious criminals like Ponce and fellow illegal Rodriguez are slipping over our uncontrolled southern border, thanks to the open-borders Biden administration’s incompetence and indifference.