3 MS-13 members sentenced for 2014 murder

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Three convicted MS-13 gang members were sentenced today in a 2014 murder case.

Milton Contreras, Jose Osmin Rubio and Oscar Welman Espinoza-Merino admitted to luring fellow gang member Sidney Valverde from Queens to a waterfront catering hall in Miller Place back in 2014. The 19-year-old was shot in the back of the head because gang members thought he was cooperating with law enforcement.  

The three will each spend more than 20 years in federal prison. Contreras was sentenced to 27 years while Espinoza-Merino and Osmin Rubio were sentenced to more than 24 years. All three will face deportation after their sentences.

A fourth defendant is awaiting sentencing.

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