Vega convicted of murder

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Vega convicted of murder
Luis Hernandez was stabbed to death last year. His family was recently awarded a posthumous diploma from ACHS. (Courtesy Photo.)
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By Leslie Golden | lgolden@alextimes.com

On June 6, the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney obtained murder convictions against Ryan Vega, a 16-year-old Alexandria resident. Vega was tried as an adult in Circuit Court. He is convicted of felony charges for second degree murder and murder by mob.

On May 24, 2022, Vega stabbed Alexandria resident Luis Hernandez, 18, during a large-scale fight between students in the Bradlee Shopping Center at 3600 King St. Through security footage, cell phone videos and witness statements, the detectives for the Alexandria Police Department were able to identify Vega as the assailant. He later made a statement admitting to the crime and claimed self defense.

Vega is incarcerated at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center pending the sentencing hearing. The maximum penalty for each offense is 40 years.

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