2 alleged MS-13 gang members charged with murder after deaths of LI teens

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Two alleged MS-13 gang members have been charged with murder in the deaths of two Long Island teens. 

Josue Figueroa-Velazquez and Kevin Lopez-Morales were arraigned on a grand jury indictment Friday in the killings of 15-year-old Angel Soler and 19-year-old Josue Amaya Leonor.

They both pleaded not guilty.

Soler's body was found last October and Leonor's was found in May.

Prosecutors say both victims were hacked to death because they were perceived to be enemies of MS-13.

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