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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  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2010 at 08:39 PM
    NC has an open-ended moratorium on the Death Penalty. So all these evil sociopathic killers are just stacking up in a queue. The Governor and Attorney General need to drop the moratorium and start clearing off the "waiting list" in NC. Let justice be served. The people of NC demand it...
  • by Greg on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:30 PM
    Zap!
  • by TarHeel Location: Ayden on Apr 29, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    Lawyers appeal the sinrtence. Retrail in 3 to 5 yrs. Appeal again, another 3 to 5 yrs. Another appeal 3 to 5 yrs. Judge reduces sentence to time served due to the sentence not carried out in a timely matter. Banger goes free with tons of street creds. We lose as always.
  • by B Location: nc on Apr 29, 2010 at 05:47 AM
    This guy sounds like a democrat.. Worst gang out there.
  • by Dave Location: Beaufort County on Apr 29, 2010 at 05:17 AM
    Great news, do it tomorrow.
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