Mom of victim MS-13 is mowed and killed at her daughter's memorial

Police say Evelyn Rodriguez of Long Island was attacked on Friday afternoon in Brentwood

Mom of the victim MS-13 recognized by Trump in the state of the Union is killed and killed at her daughter's memorial in New York

  • Police say Evelyn Rodriguez of Long Island was attacked on Friday afternoon in Brentwood
  • Congressman Peter King says it happened about an hour before the memorial planned for his daughter, Kayla Cuevas
  • The Suffolk County Police says they are investigating
  • Cuevas and her 15-year-old friend, Nisa Mickens, were murdered in the Long Island neighborhood that has become the epicenter of the MS-13's fight against violence.

Associated Press

A New York woman recognized by President Donald Trump in the State of the Union after her daughter was killed by gang members of MS-13 was hit and killed by a car at her daughter's monument.

Police say Evelyn Rodriguez of Long Island was attacked on Friday afternoon in Brentwood. Congressman Peter King says it happened about an hour before the memorial scheduled for his daughter, Kayla Cuevas.

The Suffolk County police says they are investigating.

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Police say Evelyn Rodriguez of Long Island was attacked on Friday afternoon in Brentwood

Police say Evelyn Rodriguez of Long Island was attacked on Friday afternoon in Brentwood

Congressman Peter King says it happened about an hour before the memorial planned for his daughter, Kayla Cuevas

Congressman Peter King says it happened about an hour before the memorial planned for his daughter, Kayla Cuevas

Congressman Peter King says it happened about an hour before the memorial planned for his daughter, Kayla Cuevas

The place where Rodriguez was beaten on Stahley Street, where her daughter's body was found.

Cuevas and her 15-year-old friend, Nisa Mickens, were murdered in the Long Island neighborhood that has become the epicenter of the struggle against the violence of MS-13.

The beaten and hacked body of Cuevas was found on September 14, 2016.

The gang is blamed for dozens of killings on Long Island since 2016.

The Suffolk County Police says they are investigating

The Suffolk County Police says they are investigating

The Suffolk County Police says they are investigating

Cuevas and her 15-year-old friend, Nisa Mickens, were murdered in the Long Island neighborhood that has become the epicenter of the MS-13's fight against violence.

Cuevas and her 15-year-old friend, Nisa Mickens, were murdered in the Long Island neighborhood that has become the epicenter of the MS-13's fight against violence.

Cuevas and her 15-year-old friend, Nisa Mickens (pictured), were murdered in the Long Island neighborhood that has become the epicenter of the MS-13's fight against violence.

Cuevas and her 15-year-old friend, Nisa Mickens (pictured), were murdered in the Long Island neighborhood that has become the epicenter of the MS-13's fight against violence.

Cuevas (left) and her 15-year-old friend, Nisa Mickens (right), were killed in the Long Island neighborhood that has become the epicenter of the anti-violence struggle MS-13.

Trump has blamed the violence of lax immigration policies, inviting parents of girls to his State of the Union Address in 2018.

"While we can not imagine the depths of that kind of pain," Trump said, according to Pix 11. "We can make sure other families never have to endure this kind of pain." Tonight, I'm calling on Congress to finally closing the deadly gaps that allow the MS-13 and other criminal gangs to enter our country, we have proposed new legislation that will fix our immigration laws. "

Rodriguez had shared with the New York Times that she was honored by the invitation, but emphasized that tackling gang violence was not about immigration.

She demanded that political agendas be left aside so that the country could address the problem head-on.

Trump has blamed gang violence for lax immigration policies, inviting parents of girls to his State of the Union Address in 2018. Rodriguez emphasized that tackling gang violence was not about the immigration

Trump has blamed gang violence for lax immigration policies, inviting parents of girls to his State of the Union Address in 2018. Rodriguez emphasized that tackling gang violence was not about the immigration

Trump has blamed gang violence for lax immigration policies, inviting parents of girls to his State of the Union Address in 2018. Rodriguez emphasized that tackling gang violence was not about the immigration

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