Feds bust 40 members Bronx gang members, including the head of the all-female 'Bad Barbies' faction, on a slew of murder charges
Maria Mejia, 24, was charged in connection with the gunning down of a rival gang member in 2005. The chubby 5-foot-3 defendant wore red knee-high boots and black nail polish to her arraignment Wednesday.
She pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail.
"We weren't surprised to learn that the Trinitarios were up to no good in the Bronx," NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday. "But the Bad Barbies? Who knew? Maybe it's a sign of the times that gender is no bar when it comes to murder, robbery and other crimes."