Federal Jury Recommends Death For NC Gang Member

A federal jury has recommended the death sentence for a gang member convicted of killing two brothers in Greensboro in 2007.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the jury recommended death Wednesday for 25-year-old Alejandro Umana. Umana was convicted last week in Charlotte in the deaths of Ruben Garcia Salinas and Manuel Garcia Salinas in a family restaurant in Greensboro.

Chief U.S. District Judge Bob Conrad must follow the jurors' recommendation and impose the death sentence. Umana probably will be sentenced in the next few months.
Authorities say Umana was a member of an MS-13 cell in Charlotte, which they say was part of an international organization whose crimes included murder, robbery, racketeering and extortion.

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