Thursday morning, Long Island police teamed up with the Feds to arrest four MS-13 GANG MEMBERS. They’re accused of murdering three teenagers:
- Two Long Island high school girls in September in Brentwood
- An 18-year old man (also a gangbanger) whose bones were found in October in Brentwood
Nisa Mickens was just 15 years old and Kayla Cuevas was only 16. At this time, authorities aren’t sure why the two teens were killed. The murdered gangbanger, Jose Pena-Hernandez, was also an MS-13 gang member.
An update on the indictment is expected Thursday afternoon by the US attorney in Central Islip.
In recent months, more than 30 violent MS-13 gang members in Long Island have been rounded up and arrested, according to a Newsday report.
The skeletal remains of Jose Pena-Hernandez, an 18-year-old MS-13 gang member who was reported missing in June, were discovered in a wooded area near the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood in October, according to the report. An autopsy revealed he had been beaten to death.
High school students Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16, were attacked and killed in a residential area of Brentwood in September, police said. Both had been badly beaten.