‘Hands are drenched in blood’: High-ranking MS-13 gang member admits to 8 murders, including 2 teen girls who were chased down, beaten with bats and hacked with a machete

Alexi Saenz, right inset, pleaded guilty to eight murders, including the killings of Nisa Mickens, left inset, and Kayla Cuevas, middle inset. (Saenz photo from James Carbone/Newsday via AP; Victims

Alexi Saenz, right inset, pleaded guilty to eight murders, including the killings of Nisa Mickens, left inset, and Kayla Cuevas, middle inset. (Saenz photo from James Carbone/Newsday via AP; Victims’ photos from Suffolk County Police Department; crime scene screenshot from WCBS/YouTube)

A high-ranking MS-13 gang member pleaded guilty to eight murders, including two teen girls who were chased down, beaten with bats and hacked with a machete near a Long Island elementary school.

Alexi Saenz, 29, aka “Blasty” and “Big Homie,” entered his plea to federal racketeering and weapons charges on Wednesday in New York, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in a news release. He ordered the Sept. 16, 2016, murders of Kayla Cuevas, 16, and Nisa Mickens, 15. He also admitted to his role in the slayings of Michael Johnson, Oscar Acosta, Javier Castillo, Dewann Stacks, Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla and Marcus Bohannon and the attempted murder of two suspected rivals. He faces between 40 and 70 years in prison when he’s set to be sentenced on Jan. 31.

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