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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Avenues Gang leader – “Lil Psycho” – sentenced to prison on murder charges

Avenues tagging / LosAnheles/Flickr

A federal judge today sentenced Avenues gang leader and Mexican Mafia associate Rudy Aguirre Jr.  to 25 years in prison in connection with the 1999 murder of a rival gang member and the ordering of the killing of another man, reports the L.A. Times.

Prosecutors said the  33-year-old Aguire, also known as “Lil Psycho,”  had the blessing of the Mexican Mafia to control the activities of the Avenues, a notorious street gang that has been active across portions of Northeast L.A., including Cypress Park and Highland Park.

Aguirre’s arrest and conviction stems from a 2009 police gang crackdown following the fatal shooting of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Juan Abel Escalante outside his parents’ home in Cypress Park.

5 comments

  1. All you young liberals who decry the gang injunction, and say “there are no more gangsters around here” please take note

    • the great corn-JULIO!

      funny you say this, because there has been a gang injunction since early 2009 in this area. Also, you can still hear the guns go off and there’s still been murders and tagging since the injunction.

      I guess the gain here is that the gangsters grew out their hair and pulled up their pants. Bravo, gang injunction!

    • @tedgrant
      You don’t know what you’re talking about. Highland Park and Silver Lake are 2 different areas. HLP has had a gang injunction, and thats not the reason why this guy was arrested. They didn’t knab this guy until after he was involved with killing a police officer, not because of some gang injunction.

  2. Lil Psycho is going to get a lil action in the pokey.

  3. How do you know that my homeboy got that coming to him you don’t know shit about our varrio

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