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Long Island gang member found guilty of luring 4 men to their deaths

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The MS-13 associate known as “Little Devil” has been found guilty of luring four men to their deaths on Long Island.

Twenty-two-year-old Leniz Escobar now faces life in prison when sentenced on September 14.

Escobar was charged with luring the four men into the woods to smoke marijuana before they were hacked to death with machetes by gang members. They believed the four men were members of a rival gang.

Another man who escaped led police to the bodies.

Evidence against Escobar also included recordings of a phone conversation with her jailed boyfriend, in which she tells him that “four individuals took the train” and are “never coming back.”

Terry Sheridan is a Peabody-nominated, award-winning journalist. As Senior Director of News and Education, he developed a unique and award-winning internship program with the Stony Brook University School of Communications and Journalism, where he is also a lecturer and adjunct professor. He also mentors graduate fellows from the Sacred Heart University Graduate School of Communication, Media and the Arts.