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27 years for gang member in pimp's death

Washington Post Editors

A U.S. District Judge in Alexandria Friday sentenced a member of the MS-13 gang to 27 years in prison in connection with the 2009 slaying and robbery of a Northern Virginia pimp.

In April, Eris Ramon Arguera, 21, of Alexandria, pled guilty to charges including conspiracy to commit robbery, extortion and use of a firearm during a crime of violence in connection with the slaying of Claros Luna.

According to authorities, Arguera and two other MS-13 members posed as potential customers for prostitution and lured Luna and a prostitute to the 700 block of Manor Road in Alexandria on July 29, 2009.

Once they arrived at the apartment building, Arguera, holding a handgun, met the prostitute in the lobby of the apartment building and directed her back to the vehicle were Luna was waiting in the driver’s seat. The three men then tried to rob the two; Luna was fatally shot in the head, back and chest during the attempt, and died.

Arguera, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, will be turned over to immigration authorities for deportation following his release, authorities said.

-- Keith L. Alexander

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 9, 2010; 3:28 PM ET
Categories:  Alexandria , From the Courthouse , Gangs , Keith L. Alexander  
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Was this another crime that could have been prevented by deporting the suspect before he could murder?

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | July 11, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

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