Deliberations in case of alleged MS-13 associate accused of luring victims to their murder to resume Monday

Closing arguments in the trial were completed Wednesday and the jury started deliberating around 1 p.m. Thursday.

News 12 Staff

Apr 6, 2022, 11:25 AM

Updated 748 days ago

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There is still no verdict in the case of an alleged associate of MS-13 who is accused of luring four young men to their deaths at a Central Islip park in 2017.
Closing arguments in the trial were completed Wednesday and the jury started deliberating around 1 p.m. Thursday.
Jurors are done with deliberations for Thursday, but gave the judge a note requesting instructions. They are set to continue deliberations on Monday.
"The note said that the jury is in substantial agreement, but there are several jurors who want to think about it over the weekend," says Linez Escobar's lawyer, Jesse Siegel.
According to the prosecutor, Escobar and Kayli Gomez allegedly brought the victims to the park promising weed, when they were confronted by members of the MS-13 gang.
One person got away, but the other four were murdered with machetes and tree limbs.
One of the victims allegedly reached for Escobar before being killed and she smiled at him, according to the prosecution.
She pleaded not guilty to charges including murder in aid of racketeering. Escobar faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted.


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