Leniz “Diablita” Escobar, 22, lured the men to their deaths in a local park after convincing the notoriously vicious gang that the victims “had mocked them” by using MS-13 symbols, prosecutor Justina Geraci said in federal court in Central Islip.
“You heard [MS-13 gang member] David Gaitan-Rivera’s testimony,” Geraci told the jury of the 2017 slayings. “He told you how one of the victims had reached for [Escobar] before he was killed and his blood had gotten all over her shirt.
“He told you how she licked the blood off her lips.”
Another witness, Escobar’s friend Keyli Gomez, had testified about “how she and the defendant had crouched down by the victims and watched as they were killed. Not screaming or crying while the victims were macheted to death.
“And how just before [victim] Michael Lopez was hacked to death, how she smiled,” Geraci said.
Escobar continued to smile and joke around with her defense team during the prosecutor’s chilling summation. She wore her hair in a ponytail and had bright chrome piercings protruding from her cheeks.
Prosecutors say Lopez, 20, and three pals — Justin Llivicura, 16, Jorge Tigre, 18, and Jefferson Villalobos, 18 — were executed by MS-13 after several of them posted photos online throwing gang signs, a feeble effort to attract girls.
Escobar and Gomez allegedly lured them to the Central Islip park to smoke marijuana, as a mob of MS-13 gangsters waited to ambush them.