Vanessa Argueta

Juan Oscar Argueta (in white shirt), father of  murder victim Vanessa Argueta,, and about two dozen relatives and friends attended Monday's arraignment of alleged killer Jose Elias Garcia in Central Islip. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

‘Most Wanted’ Reputed L.I. Gang Member Pleads Not Guilty To Murders Of Girlfriend, Toddler

A reputed Long Island gang member who was added to the FBI’s most-wanted list last week pleaded not guilty Monday to the 2010 execution-style killings of his girlfriend and her toddler son.


Juan Elias Garcia (credit: FBI)

L.I. Murder Suspect On FBI’s ‘Most Wanted’ List Returns To U.S. To Face Charges

Juan Elias Garcia was the last of four MS-13 gang members sought in the February 2010 execution-style killings of his 19-year-old girlfriend, Vanessa Argueta, and her 2-year-old son, Diego Torres, officials said.


Juan Elias Garcia (credit: FBI)

Man Sought In 2010 L.I. Killings Added To FBI’s Most Wanted List

Juan Elias Garcia, 21, is the last of four MS-13 gang members sought in the February 2010 killings of Vanessa Argueta and her child, Diego Torres, on Long Island, the FBI said Wednesday.


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Gang Member Convicted Of Murdering Long Island Woman, Toddler ‘In Cold Blood’

Lynch said 19-year-old Vanessa Argueta was shot execution style in 2010 because she had allegedly shown disrespect to the MS-13 gang.