Maryland grand jury indicts 4 teens in MS-13 gang slaying

RIVERDALE, Md. (AP) — Four teens have been indicted on murder charges in what police say was an MS-13 gang-related slaying of a teenage girl.

The Washington Post reports a Prince George’s County grand jury also indicted the teens on charges of assault, participation in a gang resulting in death, and conspiracy to commit murder.

Eighteen-year-old Edwin Rios, 17-year-old Joel Escobar, 16-year-old Josue Fuentes Ponce and 14-year-old Cynthia Hernandez Nucamendi are all charged as adults.

County police told news outlets in May that the teens were afraid 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz would alert authorities about a crime they committed together, so she was beaten and stabbed to death .

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Charging documents say her slaying was recorded on video. Her body was found a month later near a creek in Riverdale, Maryland.

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