In the horrific gang murder of a 15-year-old boy, whose attackers mistaken him for an underworld enemy, a death that caused anger in New York and beyond, the final 5 suspects were sentenced on Friday.
A series of charges resulting from the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, also known as “Junior,” in June 2018 came to a close on Friday with the judgment. There have been 13 guilty pleas or sentences for the crime overall.
According to Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, the killing, seen on camera, “left the Bronx community—and the world—horrified at such total disrespect for human life.”
Prosecutors claim that two gang leaders ordered their supporters to attack members of a different subgroup within their gang to start the attack. The two leaders were found guilty of murder and given a 25-year to life prison term last year.
Authorities claimed Guzman-Feliz had no gang connections. But gang members focused their attention on him.
The teenager was taken out of a corner shop where he attempted to hide by the five who received sentences on Friday and a sixth who received a penalty on Tuesday. All six received sentences ranging from 12 to 18 years in jail after accepting guilty pleas to manslaughter.