Murder victims told to 'remember' gang, then shot

NEWARK - (AP) - Jurors in a triple murder trial are hearingchilling details from a man on trial for the execution-styleslayings.

Prosecutors are playing an audio statement made by AlexanderAlfaro, who was 16 in August 2007 when three college-bound friendswere murdered in Newark.

The three were headed for Delaware State University that fall. Jurors heard Alfaro tell detectives that his half-brotherRodolfo Godinez called him and told him to bring amachete to a playground on the night of the murders. Once there,Alfaro described, co-defendant Jose Carranza shot all three victimsas they sat in front of a wall.

Alfaro said the three were told to "remember the MS-13" beforethey were shot. MS-13 is a street gang prosecutors say providedmotivation for the murders.

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