Osorio never again saw her alive.
The couple dined at Los Ranchos at Bayside Marketplace. Then they headed to South Beach, where the couple parked, strolled out and sat in the sand behind the Nikki Beach nightclub.
As the night chilled, Angel and Portobanco were walking back when a masked gunman popped out of the brush and forced them into a white, extended-cab Ford F-150.
The truck drove away. Inside, the men stole Angel’s purse and cellphone and Portobanco’s wallet. They stopped at an ATM and forced her to withdraw money. The gunman, who prosecutors say is Lebron, called himself “El Diablo,” or “the Devil.”
“Then the horror show began,” Adams told jurors.
As they drove, the men demanded that the teens kiss. “I refused at first,” Portobanco testified Wednesday. “They struck me with a closed fist until I complied. They wanted us to have sex.”
The men then draped Portobanco’s head in a shirt and took turns raping Angel over her cries and pleas. Portobanco admitted he could not identify any of the men in the dark cab — but he heard it all.
In Broward County, the truck pulled over on Interstate 95. Lebron and Caraballo marched Portobanco out to a dark area, and demanded that he drop to his knees, prosecutors said.
“They proceeded to stab me, multiple times, in the face, back, arm, back of my head,” said Portobanco, now 28. “At that point, I fell to the ground laying in the fetal position, and played dead.”
The truck sped away. Portobanco staggered to his feet and flagged down a motorist, who called police. Investigators launched a manhunt that included the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Miami Beach police and the FBI.
Their break came because one of the attackers used Portobanco’s cellphone to call an Orlando number registered to Hector Caraballo. Agents found him at his brother’s apartment. They also found Angel’s purse, her bank cards, driver’s license and Portobanco’s wallet.
They soon detained Lebron, who had kept Angel’s sandals.
On Wednesday, Osorio identified the purse and sandals as having belonged to her daughter.
After Lebron spilled his secrets, an FDLE agent found Angel’s body along I-95 in Palm Beach County, her hands still clasped in prayer.
The state’s case will also rely on forensic evidence. Lebron’s DNA was found inside the slain teen, and Portobanco’s blood was found on his shoes, Adams told the jury.
His fingerprint was on the revolver used to kill Angel, and her DNA was found inside the rented truck.
If convicted, Lebron faces the death penalty.