Texas Mexican Mafia members sentenced for crimes in Ky prison

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LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) -Two Arizona Mexican Mafia members were repeatedly stabbed with metal shanks, in a cell block in June of 2018 by Texas Mexican Mafia members, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Kentucky.

They say Eric “Big E” Flores and Salomon Martinez were sentenced to 110 and 100 months respectively.

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According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, co-defendants Rodney “Joker” Galindo and Michael “Taz” Morin were sentenced to 300 and 262 months respectively, for attempted murder and possession of a prohibited object in the facility.

Officials say Flores and Martinez were ordered to pay the victim restitution in the amount of $3,955.57.

They say Galindo and Morin were ordered to pay victim restitution in the amount of $611,992.



Flores and Martinez were convicted by a federal jury in April of 2019 and Galindo and Morin pled guilty in March of 2019, according to officials.

Investigators say Texas Mexican Mafia, and participated in the attempted murder and assault of two Arizona Mexican Mafia members at a federal prison in Martin County.

Both victims were repeatedly stabbed with metal shanks, in a cell block on June 17, 2018, according to detectives.

They say the first victim sustained permanent and life-threatening injuries, including a depressed skull fracture and traumatic brain injury.

The second victim sustained serious injuries that included a fractured scapula and significant stab wounds, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Under federal law, the Defendants must serve 85 percent of their prison sentences; and upon their release, they will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for three years.