In New York, in relation to the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz, 5 gang members have entered guilty pleas.
The terrible, on-camera killing of the vulnerable 15-year-old in a Bronx bodega on June 20, 2018, left New York City in shock, and the five men are the most recent suspects to be found guilty.
In 2018 June, Junior was pursued into a shop in the Belmont neighborhood before being pulled outside and brutally stabbed. He was not supposed to be the target.
The four names of the gang members are- Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, 30, Danilo Payamps Pacheco, 26, Ronald Urena, 33, and Luis Cabrera Santos, 29, all pleaded guilty on Wednesday in the Bronx Supreme Court. On 16 November, a fifth defendant, 26-year-old Jose Tavarez, issued a plead guilty, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark reported on Wednesday.
A gang of 14 “Los Sures” Trinitarios group members targeted Guzman-Feliz, followed him, and pulled him out of a bodega in Belmont. The men were a part of that group. Prosecutors claim that five other gang members repeatedly attacked and stabbed the boy with knives and a machete before killing him.
The murderers of Guzman-Feliz believed the youngster to be a member of a rival gang, although he was actually a young innocent boy. Leandra Feliz, his mother, asked that his son’s murderers be brought to justice and launched the “Justice for Junior” campaign after watching the horrifying video of his murder.
Based on the district attorney’s office, the five men’s plea agreements call for jail terms varying from 12 to 15 years, followed by post-release supervision.
The five guys who killed him with a crosscut were found guilty of first-degree murder in 2019 and are currently serving terms that range from 23 years to life in prison.