1 year anniversary of Brentwood killings

One year after the beating deaths of two

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One year after the beating deaths of two teenagers shook the Brentwood community, friends and family gathered to light candles and recall the loss of the two best friends in what authorities say were senseless gang-related murders. About 75 people gathered Wednesday night, Sept. 13, 2017 near Ray Court, where the body of Nisa Mickens, 15, was found, 24 hours after that of Kayla Cuevas, 16, was uncovered nearby. Both girls, police say, had been brutally assaulted by MS-13 gang members who went hunting for rival gang members and happened to encounter the two. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

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