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First member of MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha sentenced to death under U.S. law.

Courtesy of Mecklenburg County Jail Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana is the first member of the MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, gang to be sentenced to the federal death penalty.

Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana has an unfortunate claim on history. He is the first member of the MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, gang to be sentenced to death under the federal system of capital punishment, according to the Justice Department.

Prosecutors and FBI officials say the Umana investigation, which took them from North Carolina to California to El Salvador, is a model for how federal authorities will attack a growing gang threat that is leaching into smaller cities across America’s heartland.

Umana is only 25. But over the course of his relatively short life, he allegedly killed five people in his role as a traveling evangelist for the MS-13 gang.

For the past few months, Umana has been living on federal death row in…READ MORE HERE.