Cristian Villigran-Morales worked hard in landscaping in Maryland to help his father make ends meet back in his home country of Guatemala.
Oscar Delgado-Perez long had been up to no good.
He belonged to the deadly MS-13 gang, according to the Washington Post, and had been deported twice, but still made his way back to the United States.
On June 16, their paths crossed, and that may have ended the life of Villigran-Morales, who was just 18 years old.
Delgado-Perez, 28, has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Villigran-Morales more than 40 times – all to impress his gang, according to police.
Delgado-Perez had been deported to El Salvador twice in the past two years, the Post said, citing U.S. immigration officials. Police found him at a Red Roof Inn on Wednesday.