Dramatic testimony in trial of accused gang leaders

A witness said she overheard members discussing the murder of a woman and her 2-year-old. (2/20/13)

WOODBURY - A jury heard dramatic testimony in the trial of two accused Long Island gang leaders, including allegations of a hit put on a baby.

Heriberto Martinez and Carlos Ortega are accused of ordering and carrying out several murders on Long Island.

A woman who says she was a part of their MS-13 gang for a decade is a key prosecution witness, according to Newsday. That witness told a jury she overheard gang members discussing the murder of a 19-year-old Hempstead mother and her 2-year-old son.

Martinez is accused of approving the murders. Both men face life in prison if they're convicted.

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