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.