THE BRONX - Three members of the Latin King Goonies street gang have taken a plea deal in connection with a 2010 hate crime in the Bronx.
David Rivera, Elmer Confresi and Nelson Falu pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the anti-gay assault. Police say the men, along with four others, beat, tortured and sodomized three other men in a house on Osbourne Place.
The pleas were offered after lengthy consultations with the victims, who wanted to avoid having to testify in the case.
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Rivera will serve 13 years in prison, Confresi was sentenced to four years and Falu will go away for seven years.