Alleged MS-13 member pleads guilty to Massapequa Preserve killing

Samuel Ponce, 20, of Hempstead, is now facing 15 years to life in prison for his role in the 2016 killing.

News 12 Staff

Jun 30, 2021, 4:43 PM

Updated 1,019 days ago

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An alleged MS-13 gang member has pleaded guilty to a machete murder at the Massapequa Preserve.
Samuel Ponce, 20, of Hempstead, is now facing 15 years to life in prison for his role in the 2016 killing.
Prosecutors say Ponce was 15 when he and several other gang members hacked 18-year-old Bryan Steven Cho Lemus, of Uniondale, to death.
Ponce will be sentenced in August.


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