Two alleged MS-13 gang members from Houston are accused of killing a woman in a "satanic" murder.
A 14-year-old girl alleges the men, El Salvadorans Diego Rivera and Miguel Alvarez-Flores, kept the unidentified Hispanic woman, known only as "Genesis," and her captive for over two weeks. The teen says they forcibly intoxicated and sexually assaulted her, KTRK reports.
She says she met the men after running away from school on Feb. 2. They then held her against her will in an apartment with other gang members for weeks, she told police.
One day Genesis reportedly spoke against worshipping Satan after seeing a satanic shrine in the apartment. While it's not clear if this is the reason they killed her, the teenager says Rivera, Alvarez-Florez and other gang members later decided to sacrifice her to the devil as an offering.
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Court documents allege Rivera and Alvarez-Florez later drove Genesis away from the house, pretending they were on their way to meet a drug dealer, before Rivera shot her to death.
Police found the woman's body on Feb. 16 and are now asking the public to help them identify her.
The describe the woman as a Hispanic teen or young woman, aged 25 to 25, who was about 5 feet tall and weighed 108 pounds with long, dark hair, pierced ears and three white metal rings on her body.
Both men are now being held in jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.
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Many took to social media to express their outrage.
"We need a miracle to save this country!!" wrote one woman on ABC 7's Facebook page, "We all need to work together and RESPECT each other. What is happening to the young of this days? I wonder if it's all the pills that are messing up the way they think and turns them into zombies."
Further shocking some, footage reveals the two smiling and waving at the camera while their charges were being read in court.
"Really smiles and waves in the courtroom," added another woman. "Somebody should have risked a night or two in jail and smacked those smiles off their faces."
Some felt their potential punishment was not adequate and called for a life sentence -- or even the death penalty.
"DEATH PENALTY is what should be given NOT $150,000 bond," wrote one person. "WTF is wrong with our system? If you intentionally take a life away yours should be taken away in return. An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth which will add up to a lot less people being killed!"