Suspected MS-13 member from Hempstead convicted of second-degree murder
A suspected MS-13 member from Hempstead was found guilty of murder for a Queens shooting.
Jose "Smoker" Alvarenga shot another suspected gang member outside of a deli in 2017.
The jury took just three hours to convict Alvarenga, 29, of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Alvarenga is set to be sentenced later this month.
He faces up to 25 years to life in prison.