Enrique Portillo admits killing Kayla Cuevas, Nisa Mickens

Enrique Portillo, center bottom inset, pleaded guilty to MS-13 gang violence, including the gruesome killings of teens Nisa Mickens, left inset, and Kayla Cuevas, right inset. (Portillo’s mug shot from U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York; Victims’ photos from Suffolk County Police Department; roadside memorial screenshot from New York’s WCBS)

A member of the violent MS-13 gang has pleaded guilty to the murders of four people, including the slaughter of high school best friends who were chased down on a Long Island street, beaten with bats and hacked with a machete.

Enrique Portillo, 26, pleaded guilty to racketeering and firearms charges in four cases: the Sept. 13, 2016, killings of Kayla Cuevas, 16, and Nisa Mickens, 15; the Oct. 13, 2016, murder of Dewann Stacks; and the Jan. 30, 2017 murder of Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla. He also admitted his participation in four attempted murders, including the discharge of a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in one of the attempted murders and arson, officials said.

When he’s sentenced on Jan. 19, Portillo faces up to life in prison on the racketeering charge and a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence on the firearms charge. The Salvadoran will also be deported, officials said.

Enrique Portillo admits killing Kayla Cuevas, Nisa Mickens

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