Member of MS-13 gang sentenced to 65 years for attack that left one teen dead, another injured

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Prince George’s County State Attorney Aisha Braveboy announced that 23-year-old Mario Clarios-Arias has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for attacking two teenage boys.

Mario Clarios-Arias was convicted on Aug. 25 of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault.

Clarios-Arias was involved in a gang-related murder that left a 15-year-old boy dead and a 16-year-old boy injured.

The boy guided police to the woods where he said his friend was killed. Police then found the 15-year-old boy dead in the wooded area of the Northwest Branch Trail.

Clarios-Arias and four other people participated in the attack. The 16-year-old boy who survived the attack told police that the people involved identified themselves as members of Mara Salvatrucha, better known as the MS-13 gang.

Police also arrested and prosecuted the following individuals: 20-year-old Marlon Stephen Miguel Ramirez, 21-year-old Jiecsin Portillo Cruz, and 20-year-old William Rivera-Martinez.

Ramirez and Rivera-Martinez were sentenced to 50 years in prison. Portillo Cruz was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Another suspect, 20-year-old Edras Araeli Lopez-Lopez, is scheduled for a status hearing on October 11.