Newest addition to FBI's Most Wanted is Latino who executed his girlfriend & toddler

juan elias garciaA Salvadoran father and gang member was FINALLY caught after he made the list of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives." Juan Elias "Cruzito" Garcia, now 21, is part of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, the notorious gang also known as MS-13, and is said to be behind the execution style murder of his 19-year-old girlfriend, Vanessa Argueta, and their 2-year-old son, Diego Torres in 2010.

The pint-sized killer only stands at five-foot-four, but is considered VERY dangerous.


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Thankfully, Garcia was finally caught in Nicaragua after all these years. Still, the details of the gruesome murders are enough to bring tears to anyone's eyes.

The murder happened in Central Islip, New York when Garcia convinced his then girlfriend that he wanted to take her out to dinner. Instead, he took her to the woods with the help of two other gang members. Argueta had ties to a rival gang who were making threats to Garcia, and the gang member simply found that to be a form of disrespect. He had one of his men shoot her in the head and chest and to make matters worse, had no sympathy that their son was there.

The child cried and held on to Garcia's leg, but one of his thug friends shot the toddler in the head. The one blow did not kill the baby and as he hung on to his dad's leg, another gang member shot the boy in the head a second time, killing him.

Garcia managed to escape and the FBI believed he was hiding out in El Salvador even though his last reported sighting was in Honduras in 2011.The MS-13 gang is one of the most dangerous gangs in the United States and have members spread throughout the nation, as well as ties to Mexican drug cartels. Nicaragua police say Garcia was caught Thursday by the U.S. embassy in Managua and was immediately reported to the FBI.  

It is unclear what his fate holds, but I'm sure it will involve severe punishment in the court of law. I cant fathom how someone can do something this horrific and live with himself. Not only did he kill his girlfriend, but he didnt even think twice about having his son executed along with her too. You have to a be a special kind of messed up to commit a murder this cruel and I'm glad he was finally caught. Whatever his sentence will be I hope it leads to him rotting in jail because such an animal should not be left out to roam the streets.

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