Two Norteño gangsters, members of the Boronda Boys street gang, have been charged with murder. 21-year-old Anthony Valdez aka “Hitter,” aka “Tony Boronda,” and 20-year-old Kristopher “K-Dawg” Purcell were hit with a superseding indictment on Tuesday that supplements charges brought on October 11 against Purcell.
According to the indictment, Valdez and Purcell, along with other Boronda Boys street gang members and associates, are accused of forming a “murder squad” that hunted and killed rival gang members, gang dropouts, and others who violated gang rules.
In this case, Valdez and others are alleged to have murdered a victim on North Hebbron Avenue in Salinas on November 3, 2018. Purcell is alleged to have murdered a victim on Fremont Street in Salinas on February 11, 2017. He remains charged with attempting to murder two victims on Orchard Avenue in Salinas the next day, February 12.
If convicted of murder in aid of racketeering, both men would face a mandatory sentence of life in prison or death.
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