Processors announced they intend to seek the death penalty for an alleged MS-13 gang member accused of murdering two men in Lake Worth.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20-year-old Victor Manuel Fuentes of El Salvador in November as a suspect in the murders of Lucio Velasquez-Morales, 33, and Octavio Sanches-Morales, 25.
In the arrest report, detectives said Fuentes admitted to targeting Velasquez-Morales on South H Street and 10 Avenue South in Lake Worth the morning of Oct. 30. The report said Fuentes and his "associates" were in a car, he got out and pointed a gun at the victim and robbed him.
Detectives reported Fuentes also confessed to robbing and shooting Sanches-Morales to death in a Lake Worth alley.
PBSO also arrested four juveniles in connection with the deaths. Detectives said they are believed to be gang members as well.
A trial date has not been set yet.
Fuentes is additionally charged with attempted first-degree murder for stabbing a teen in Lake Worth, according to court records.