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Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty For Alleged MS-13 Gang Member Jairo Saenz In Murders Of 2 Long Island Teens

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for an alleged MS-13 gang member charged in the murders of two teenagers on Long Island.

Brentwood High School students Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens were killed in 2016.

Twenty-four-year-old Jairo Saenz is charged with killing the girls and five others.

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In July, prosecutors announced they would also seek the death penalty against the defendant's brother, 25-year-old Alexi Saenz, who is also charged in the murders.


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