The murder trial against one of the suspects in a slaughter of Long Island teenagers that was called a “bloodbath” began on Monday.
Leniz “Little Devil” Escobar is accused of luring the five teenagers into a wooded area in April 2017 where members of the brutal MS-13 gang ambushed them and murdered four. One narrowly survived and testified in court on Monday against Escobar.
Escobar allegedly told the five males that they would smoke marijuana in the woods near a baseball field, but instead they were hacked and slashed to death by gang members. Prosecutors described it as “a horrific frenzy of violence” as the victims wailed in pain.
“Everyone down on the ground,” testified Alexander Ruiz, who was 15 years old at the time of the incident. “So we go down on our knees. Nobody move. They said we were going to die. They had machetes. I ran and ran. Thank God I managed to escape.” Read more…