From News and Messenger:
A grand jury in Prince William Circuit Court has indicted a Fairfax teen on a murder charge for the November stabbing death of 15-year-old Miguel “Mickey” Hernandez in Manassas.
Boris Alfred Juarez Ascencio, 18, of Blake Lane in Fairfax, is charged with first-degree murder for the Nov. 19 stabbing.
According to court documents, Juarez, who was 17 at the time of the incident, has been certified to stand trial as an adult.
In court documents, witnesses said that Juarez stabbed Hernandez several times as he walked home from school on Bartow Street.
Another teen, 18-year-old Mauricio Martinez of Manassas, has also been charged in Hernandez’s death.
According to testimony at a preliminary hearing, Martinez and Juarez were both members of the criminal street gang of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
Witnesses said Martinez identified Hernandez as a member of a rival gang and then Juarez stabbed him, according to police and prosecutors.
Police and Hernandez’s family members have said he was not affiliated with a gang.
That’s a pretty big mistake to make and now a boy who has been described by everyone as a ‘good kid’ is dead. Gang members need to be sent a strong message that we will not allow our kids to be hunted down in the streets and killed like dogs. Hopefully these alleged murderers will be facing capital charges and if convicted, will be executed. Child murderers simply do not deserve to be kept alive.
Good for those in law enforcement who solved this horrible crime quickly. MS-13 and other gang members need to understand that their presence will not be tolerated in our community. The wannabes need to learn that they do not wannabe anywhere close to a gang.
While this tragic murder happened in the City of Manassas, the border isn’t very far away. PWC will not have police officers in the middle schools. This is a dangerous time for that decision to be made. Middle school is when many kids are vulnerable to gang membership. The school resource officers recognize signs long before educators do. The BOCS needs to prioritize its objectives and find the money to restore the school resource officers. Our kids lives may depend on this happening. They might have to [GASP] raise taxes just a little for public safety.