Nassau DA: Alleged MS-13 gang member convicted in connection to 2017 murder of teen at Massapequa Preserve

Prosecutors say Carlos Portillo was one of several men who hacked Julio Cesar Gonzales-Espantzay to death with a machete.

News 12 Staff

Jan 27, 2023, 3:40 AM

Updated 445 days ago

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An alleged MS-13 gang member has been convicted in connection to the 2017 killing of a teenager at the Massapequa Preserve, according to the Nassau County district attorney.
Prosecutors say Carlos Portillo was one of several men who hacked Julio Cesar Gonzales-Espantzay to death with a machete.
The victim was lured to his death after police say a woman working with MS-13 promised him drugs and sex.
Two other men are already serving sentences for the death of Gonzales-Espantzay.
Portillo will be sentenced on March 7.


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