Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Second Degree Murder On Long Island

Jul 2, 2021

An MS-13 gang member has pleaded guilty to the murder of a Unionnalde teenager.

On Tuesday the Nassau County District Attorney charged 20 year-old Samuel Ponce with second-degree murder.

He’s accused of killing 18-year-old Bryan Steven Cho Lemus with a machete at the Massapequa Park Preserve in 2016.

Sentencing is scheduled for next month. Ponce could face between nine years to life in prison.

Prosecutors have recommended a minimum of 11 years.