MS-13 gang member set to be sentenced in DC

WASHINGTON, DC - A member of the MS-13 gang in Washington will be sentenced for his role in the 2007 murder of a rival gang member.

Sentencing for Jose Gutierrez is set for Tuesday in federal court in Washington.

After an eight-week trial that ended in December, Gutierrez was convicted by a jury of 16 counts, including murder in aid of racketeering, which carries a mandatory life sentence.

Two other MS-13 members involved in the death of Edwin Ventura were also convicted during the trial.

William Cordova was sentenced in March to life in prison plus 150 years.

Melvin Sorto, who drove the getaway car during the shooting death of Ventura, is set to be sentenced Wednesday.

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