13-year-old middle school student blows the whistle on murder plot

Jorge Feria-Leon


by Glenn Counts / NewsChannel 36

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Posted on January 21, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 21 at 8:42 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a murder plot that sounds more like something out of a made-for-TV movie.
The participants are a 26-year-old gang member and two girls who are both 13-years-old and students at Northridge Middle School.


Investigators say Jorge Feria-Leon is a known member of "Sur 13," a violent Latino street gang.


Feria-Leon is being investigated for trying to get one teen to kill the other.


The situation sprang from a party at their apartment last week.


Police say that underage teen girls were present and they were drinking alcohol.


Feria-Leon got arrested and supposedly he blamed a 13-year-old.


Court records say Feria-Leon told the teen he had a gun at his residence, located in a hole in the ceiling of his bedroom closet, and he wanted her to use the gun to kill the other 13-year-old female for snitching.


Instead of doing that, the teen worried about her friend and told a teacher what the suspect allegedly asked her to do.


As part of the proof there was a threat on Facebook which stated the friend needed to watch her back and to expect the unexpected.


The suspect appeared in court Friday afternoon on a statutory rape charge.


He was given bond but because he is an illegal immigrant he has an immigration detainer, so he is not going anywhere.


Police are worried about the safety of the two girls because Feria-Leon is considered to be a gang leader with the ability to retaliate.