Man sentenced to 99 years in Aldine student killing

Jose Granados-Guevara was senteced to 99 years in the “machete” killing of Jose Luis Meraz.

HOUSTON, TX – Jose Granados-Guevara, 23, was convicted last Thursday of murder and sentenced to 99 years in the “machete” killing of 14-year-old Jose Luis Meraz back in September 2014.

After a three-day trial, Granados-Guevara, the leader of a Houston area gang of MS 13 (gang imported from El Salvador) was found guilty by District Judge Terry Flenniken.

Granados-Guevara will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

According to prosecutor Houlton, Granados-Guevara gave the order to kill Meraz after the teen refused to kill his own cousin as part of the gang ritual.

Meraz body was discovered by a man out walking a dog.

Meraz’s body was mutilated and the case was referred to the department’s gang division.

Meraz was a student at Stovall Middle School in Aldine and a beginner in the gang, reports stated.

Meraz was 14 years old, and from Honduras, living with his aunt because his parents had been deported back home.