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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Gang Members Convicted of Murdering 9-Year-Old Girl in Anaheim

Five years ago, the senseless slaying of Ximena Meza gave all of Anaheim a heavy heart. The 9-year-old Salvadoran-American girl played with her sisters in front of their apartment complex near Brookhurst Park on the evening of Oct. 22, 2014 when gun shots rang out. A bullet from a gang member’s gun struck Meza in the chest, leaving her to die in her father’s arms. Police promptly arrested Alfredo Aquino and Ricardo Cruz for the crime.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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