Man Suspected in July Homicide Indicted in MS-13 Case

A man MPD said they arrested in connection with a May homicide has been indicted on federal racketeering and murder charges.

Henry Diaz-Antunuez was one of six men added to the case last week, which, according to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office, alleges that

MS-13 engages in racketeering activity to include murder, narcotics distribution, extortion, robberies, obstruction of justice, and other crimes. The indictment specifically states that some of the defendants allegedly participated in assaults against persons they believed to be rival gang members, made threats against persons they believed to be cooperating with law enforcement, and carried out extortions.

Diaz-Antunuez was indicted in the case in connection with the Nov. 2008 stabbing death of 27-year-old Louis Alberto Membreno-Zelaya, 27. An alleged MS-13 member is charged with having ordered the killing.

Diaz-Antunuez is expected this week in DC Superior Court, Bill Miller, a US Attorney’s Office spokesman, said.

Diaz-Antunuez was arrested last week on suspicion of second degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of David Eduardo Gonzalez on July 19, but he was never prevented with the charge, according to court records.

Miller said he couldn’t comment “at this point on potential charges involving the Gonzalez case.”

A press release from the US Attorney’s Office is below.

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