Alleged MS-13 gang member charged in gruesome N.J. killing faces life in prison

NEWARK — By the time Walter Yovany Gomez walked into the federal courthouse Wednesday, escorted by deputy U.S. marshals, it had been almost four years since authorities issued a warrant for his arrest in the brutal killing of a fellow MS-13 gang member in Plainfield.

Gomez, who was arrested earlier this month in Virginia after he was added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, made his first court appearance in a brown jumpsuit, handcuffed at his hands and feet. He fidgeted slightly before he spoke to U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer through a Spanish interpreter.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.