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Notes: Alexandria man sentenced to 25 years in prison for MS-13 killing

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Remains of two murdered teens were found in Holmes Run Stream Valley Park in Lincolnia on March 2, 2017 (via Google Maps)

Edwin Orellana Caballero, an Alexandria resident, was sentenced to 25 years in prison — the maximum possible sentence — for his role in the 2016 murder of a 14-year-old.

Caballero, who was 16 at the time of the killing, joined in with other MS-13 members in luring a 14-year-old — identified as S.A.A.T. to the Lincolnia section of Holmes Run Park on Sept. 26, 2016, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

“The gang lured S.A.A.T. to Holmes Run Stream Valley Park in Fairfax County and murdered him in a wooded area there with knives, machetes, and a pickaxe,” the news release said. “Orellana Caballero struck S.A.A.T. multiple times with the pickaxe. Once S.A.A.T. was dead, the gang buried him in a shallow grave.”

Another teen was killed in the park in August and seventeen people have been charged in connection with the two murders. FFXnow reported that five men who went to trial were convicted of murder and kidnapping by a jury in July 2022, resulting in life-long prison sentences for all of them.

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