‘Little Devil’ Found Guilty In Massacre Case

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Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Leniz “La Diablita” Escobar, 22, was found guilty Monday on all charges related to a brutal gang-related murder case on Long Island.

Escobar was convicted of all six charges related to her role in orchestrating a 2017 ambush by MS-13 gang members that left four young men dead, the New York Post reported. The jury deliberated for three hours on Friday, and found Escobar guilty after just 16 minutes of further deliberations Monday morning, the outlet continued.

The charges included federal murder and racketeering, which hold a sentence of up to life in prison, the post continued. Escobar showed no emotion as the verdict was read in the courtroom, according to the NY Post. (RELATED: Woman Arrested For Stealing 115 Fetuses For ‘Catholic Burial’)

Escobar, who was 17 at the time, lured her victims to meet her to smoke cannabis in a local park, but were trapped and massacred at the hands of MS-13 gang members. The four victims were hacked, stabbed and beaten to death for allegedly posting photographs of themselves flashing gang signs to their social media pages.

Prosecutors relied heavily on testimony from Escobar’s ex-boyfriend, who claimed that one of the victims reached for Escobar as he was dying, getting his blood all over her shirt, the NY Post reported. Escobar also “licked the blood off her lips,” according to another report by the NY Post.

“This was by far one of the most horrific crime scenes we’ve ever handled,” Suffolk County Homicide Detective Jeffrey Bottari said during the trial, the NY Post reported. “It will be etched in my memory as it will be for everyone after this. It was unimaginable.”