Suspected gang member gets minimum of 21 years in prison

A suspected MS-13 gang member from Deer Park will serve two 21 years-to-life sentences concurrently for two separate attacks, one of which was fatal.Prosecutors say

WOODBURY - A suspected MS-13 gang member from Deer Park will serve two 21 years-to-life sentences concurrently for two separate attacks, one of which was fatal.

Prosecutors say Alexander Aguilar, 19, stabbed Edgar Villalobos to death in Brentwood two years ago. They say Aguilar also shot 13-year-old Wilson Batista, Jr. in the eye on a basketball court in Timberline Park in June 2009.

Batista suffered brain damage as a result of his injury.

After the sentencing, Batista's mother insisted Aguilar explain why he ruined her son's life.  Aguilar replied, "sorry for the damage done to your family, but what has happened, has happened"

Aguilar will serve both sentences at the same time, meaning he could get out in a minimum of 21 years.

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police are searching for the driver involved in 1 Police search for driver in deadly hit-and-run
When the new Nassau Coliseum opens its doors 2 New Coliseum to pay tribute to military, 9/11 victims
The Feds are reportedly looking to cut a 3 Feds seek reduced sentence for LI al-Qaida informant
A Long Island Railroad train struck a car 4 LIRR trains strikes car on tracks in Patchogue
The Suffolk County Police Department added new members 5 Suffolk PD welcomes first double amputee to force

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE