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MS-13 members laugh in court at victim’s family

March 1, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
MS-13 members laugh in court at victim’s family

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MS-13 members show no remorse in court

On Tuesday, five purported members of the ruthless MS-13 gang looked as if they were having a great time in court as the family members of a 16-year-old they’re accused of murdering watched grimly.

Enrique Portillo, Alexi Saenz, and Jairo Saenz laughed and smirked amongst themselves in the courtroom, according to the New York Post.

Prosecutors indicated that they have not yet heard from the Justice Department regarding whether or not they will be allowed to pursue the death penalty for the slaying of best friends Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas in Brentwood back in 2016.

Mickens, 15, and 16-year-old Cuevas were bludgeoned with a baseball bat and before being hacked to death with machetes by the suspects as the girls headed home from school.

Kayla Cuevas (Right) and Nisa Mickens (Left) (Photo Credit: Kayla Cuevas- Family Handout and Nisa

On Tuesday afternoon, Cuevas’ family filed into the courthouse in Central Islip courthouse, staring piercingly at their daughter’s alleged killers from the front row.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who visited the gang-ravaged section of Long Island last April, has yet to ascertain whether or not prosecutors can file a capital case against the three men.

The men appeared in court alongside fellow MS-13 gangsters Mario Aguilar-Lopez and Jose Suarez, who are charged with murdering a rival MS-13 member and wounding a bystander under the same indictment.

During the short hearing, Judge Joseph Bianco mentioned he would be willing to oversee a separate trial for Aguilar-Lopez and Suarez, who are not facing the death penalty.

The international gang is believed to be responsible for more than 30 murders across Long Island since 2016.

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