MS-13 gang members hack 4 high school kids after a girl seeking gang approval lures them into the woods: Court – Crime Online

A female member of the MS-13 gang called “Little Devil” is currently on trial for allegedly luring many New York high school students into the hands of killers.

According to the New York Post, Leniz Escobar is on trial for the deaths of Michael Lopez, Justin Llivicura, Jorge Tigre and Jefferson Villalobos. She is accused of coaxing Long Island boys to a secluded area of ​​Central Islipwhere members of the MS-13 gang were waiting for them, in April 2017.

All of the four-legged boys were killed in the ambush, federal agents said during a hearing in US Circuit Court on Monday. They were beaten and hacked to death, then left their bodies on a nearby football pitch.

In a December 2019 ruling, U.S. Circuit Judge Joseph Bianco said Escobar was accused of “instigating the murders, along with another minor, by locating photos of some of the victims displaying MS-13 gang signs. on social media… and then showing these photos to members of MS-13.

The prosecution argued that Escobar was an associate of the gang and lured the victims to curry favor with MS-13 members. Gang members reportedly thought it was a “deep disrespect” for victims to act like they were in the gang when they weren’t.

“They were just high school kids,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Farrell said during her opening statements. “They were trying to look tough and get attention. Members of MS-13 saw these photos on social media and saw in them a profound lack of respect, enough to justify death.

A single survivor of the ambush, who was identified only as “Alex”, testified on Monday.

“The crew of MS-13 came out of the darkness, shouting the order that they should all get down. The accused pretended to be one of the victims and descended. The real victims started running, but Alex was the only one fast enough to escape. The other four were hacked to death,” Farrell added.

Alex, who was 15 at the time of the attack, testified that Escobar chose the meeting place in the woods, ABC reports 7. While smoking marijuana, approximately 7-10 gang members appeared out of nowhere and began attacking the victims.

Alex said he jumped and ran when the thugs told the boys to get on their knees. Escobar came down with the rest of the victims, claiming to be a victim herself.

Defense attorney Keith White argued that Escobar had no idea the gang was going to attack the boys.

The trial is expected to last several weeks. Check back for updates.

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