Gang Member Convicted in Central Islip Mom, Tot Slaying


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An MS-13 street gang member has been convicted gunning down a 2-year-old boy after his fellow gang members shot and killed the victim’s 19-year-old mother in Central Islip three years ago.A federal jury found Adalberto “Gringo” Guzman guilty Monday at Central Islip court of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and firearms offenses in the Feb. 5, 2010 shooting deaths of Vanessa Argueta and her son, Diego Torres.“Few other acts illustrate so clearly the heartless nature of this criminal enterprise known as MS-13,” said Attorney Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Her crime in their eyes—showing ‘disrespect’ to their vicious gang. Her child’s—simply being with her when the defendant and his cronies decided that she could no longer live.”The 21-year-old career criminal is the last of three gang members to be tried in the case. A jury convicted Heriberto “Boxer” Martinez in March and Rene “Zorro” Mejia pled guilty in June 2011.Prosecutors said Guzman helped Martinez and Mejia lure Argueta from her home under the guise of taking her out to dinner after a feud in which she told rival gang members where to find the MS-13 members.They reluctantly agreed to take Torres with them when she couldn’t find a babysitter, then brought her behind a Raymour & Flanigan furniture store in an industrial park near the corner of Connetquot Avenue and Windsor Place to smoke marijuana.The gunmen shot Argueta in the head and chest and Torres in the head twice. A passerby found their bodies shortly later.The trio fled to El Salvador afterward, but Guzman was apprehended at Miami International Airport when he tried to return to the country three months later.Guzman is facing life in prison when he is sentenced in January before U.S. District Judge Joseph Bianco.Authorities noted that this case brought to more than 200 the number of federal convictions against MS-13 members on Long Island, half of which included federal racketeering charge convictions, since 2002.last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dodges questions over Arsenal future during Instagram live with Kevin-Prince Boateng


first_img Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dodges questions over Arsenal future during Instagram live with Kevin-Prince Boateng Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Mar 2020 11:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares VIDEO: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reaction to being asked about signing a new deal at Arsenal. “Sure”. [@taraAFCx].pic.twitter.com/LIIoY5w4Mn— TheAFCnewsroom (@TheAFCnewsroom) March 28, 2020 Boateng told Aubameyang that he was getting loads of comments from Gooners asking if he would stay at the club and the forward’s reaction was rather telling.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe transcript….Boateng: ‘They’re [Arsenal fans] all saying you should sign a new deal with Arsenal’Aubameyang: ‘Ah…yeah. I know’.Boateng: ‘How long do you have left?’Aubameyang: ‘One year’.Boateng: ‘Ohhh okay…Okay I cannot ask you ‘Will you stay at Arsenal?’ [because] that’s a stupid questionAubameyang [laughing]: ‘Sure, sure’.Boateng: ‘He’s going to come to Besiktas’.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal’s chances of keeping Aubameyang will be all but over should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.The Gunners are currently outside the top four and Mikel Arteta has admitted a fourth season outside of the competition would have sizeable implications on the club’s finances.Aubameyang is the club’s highest earner and is valued at around £55m by the club.He arrived in 2018 for a then-club record fee of £57m.MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo, Aaron Ramsey and Maurizio Sarri to take pay cuts to help Juventus survive Covid-19 crisiscenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [bottom] is stalling on a new deal at Arsenal (Picture: Instagram)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sidestepped questions about his future at the club during an Instagram live chat with former Tottenham winger Kevin-Prince Boateng.The Gabon international has around 15 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and he’s believed to be keen on an exit this summer.Arsenal have not given up hope of keeping the striker but Barcelona are interested in his services and Aubameyang is thought to be keen on a move to the Camp Nou,Supporters are still praying that he stays at the Emirates and thousands tuned in as Aubameyang went on Instagram live with ex-Barcelona man Boateng.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Fall Short To Lady Trojans In SEI Tourney Championship


first_imgThe 8th Grade Batesville Lady Bulldogs fell in the SEI Tournament Championship game to a very talented Sunman-Dearborn Lady Trojans by a score of 55-29.The Lady Bulldogs could not get their offense going early and that was all the Lady Trojans needed to get the lead that they never gave away. Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead by Makayla Granger with 9 points.  Other scorers for the Lady Bulldogs were Emma Weiler with 7, Tiffany Hawker added 6, Megan Meyer tallied 4, Jadyn Harrington and Sophie Myers each had 2, and Madelyn Pohlman added 1.  The Lady Bulldogs finished the season with a record of 12 wins and 4 loses.The Lady Trojans were lead offensively by Caitlyn Dick with 17.  Other scorers for the Lady Trojans were Josie Trabel with 16, Brooke Carpenter added 12, Laney Baker and Julia Tieman each had 4, and Bailey Ensinger with 1.Congratulations to the Lady Trojans.The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles defeated The South Ripley Lady Raiders 30-20 to win The 7th Grade Crown.last_img read more

PNG netball U21 squad to be named next week


first_imgPNG Netball presidentJulienne LekaMaliakitoday said selectors were still finalizing the squad that will be selected from last month’s 2015 Digicel national netball championships.She said the focus of the championships was to select the strongest team for the championships in Auckland, New Zealand.The last championships were held in 2013 in Glasgow, with New Zealand taking the title after beating Australia.The eventfor strictly only national U21 teams is held every four years.Maliaki said a lot of raw talent had been identified at the Alotau Championships which she was very impressed with.last_img read more