Gang Injunction Didn't Stop Street Violence That Killed Ximena Meza in Anaheim
November 18, 2014
Ricardo Cruz and Alfredo Miguel Aquino stand charged with the October 22 murder of 9-year-old Ximena Meza in Anaheim, caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shooting. Though Cruz and Aquino admitted this summer to being members of a relatively new gang called RAW (Ready at War), court documents obtained by the Weekly show that the murder charges OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas filed against them push forth an interesting claim: that they carried out the shooting as "active participants" of the decades-old Anaheim FOLKS (Family of Latin Kings Sureños) gang.
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