CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (The New York Daily News) – Two Long Island teens, inseparable in life, walked together into a deadly September attack by four homicidal gangbangers swinging baseball bats and a machete.
The quartet of killers, along with their two leaders in the brutal MS-13 street gang, were charged Thursday in the revenge killings of Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16, federal authorities said.
The horrific Sept. 13 slaughter of the unarmed girls was a homicidal overreaction to a Brentwood High School dispute just one week earlier, a 34-page federal indictment charged.
“While violence and brutality are trademarks of the MS-13 gang, the murders of these … teens are particularly disturbing,” U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said at a Long Island news conference.
“Mickens was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time, hanging out with her childhood friend.”
Accused in the double murder were Alexi (Big Homie) Saenz, 22, and his brother Jairo (Funny) Saenz, 19, along with Selvin (Flash) Chavez, 19, and Enrique (Turkey) Portillo, 19.
The 41-count indictment charged 13 MS-13 members with racketeering, murder, attempted murder, assault, obstruction of justice, arson and other charges.
Authorities said 10 of those charged …
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