Brentwood Man Convicted of Gang Murder

A Brentwood man was convicted Tuesday of helping two fellow MS-13 street gang members kill a fourth member during an internal conflict four years ago.

A Suffolk County jury found Juan “Titanic” Gomez guilty of second-degree murder and conspiracy. The 19-year-old man is expected to be sentenced next month.

Authorities have said Gomez, Wilmer “Chewey” Zuniga and Onan Chica fatally shot 21-year-old Leodan Bonilla of Central Islip in December 2010 and left his body on the side of the Southern State Parkway in North Bay Shore.

Zuniga were previously convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Chica pleaded guilty in December to manslaughter. Gomez’ attorney reportedly plans to appeal the conviction.

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