MS-13 gang members charged with murder in Texas prison attack


Seven inmates are charged with killing two fellow inmates and injuring two others during a January attack at a federal prison in Texas that led to the nationwide shutdown of federal prisons.

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The 15 indictments filed last week include fraud, murder and attempted murder charges against Juan Carolos Rivas-Moreiera; Dimas Alfaro-Granados; Raul Landaverde-Giron; Larry Naviret; Jorge Parada; Hector Ramires; and Sergio Sibrian

All seven remain in federal custody, and court documents do not list attorneys who can speak on their behalf. The Jan. 31 attack was on USP Beaumont in Beaumont, Texas. Prosecutors said the seven were members of the violent MS-13 gang and attacked members of rival gangs of the Mexican Mafia and its subsidiary Sureños.

"Deterring prison violence remains a priority for the Department," said U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston for the Eastern District of Texas. said in a statement on Thursday. “Any inmate who injures another person, a prisoner or a correctional officer will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law