Jurors in a triple murder trial are hearing chilling details from a man on trial for the execution-style slayings.
Prosecutors are playing an audio statement made by Alexander Alfaro, who was 16 in August 2007 when three college-bound friends were murdered in Newark.
The three were headed for Delaware State University that fall.
Jurors heard Alfaro tell detectives that his half-brother Rodolfo Godinez (goh-DEE'-nez) called him and told him to bring a machete to a playground on the night of the murders. Once there, Alfaro described, co-defendant Jose Carranza shot all three victims as they sat in front of a wall.
Alfaro said the three were told to "remember the MS-13" before they were shot. MS-13 is a street gang prosecutors say provided motivation for the murders.