Gang Members Plead Guilty in Killing Bronx Teen Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz

In the case of the murder of a teen from the Bronx named Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz, five gang members have entered guilty pleas. The five members of the Trinitarios gang will each receive a sentence of between 12-15 years, according to the District Attorney.

Guilty of Killing 15-Year-Old from Bronx

The Bronx District Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday that five members of the Trinitarios gang responsible for the gruesome death of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz in the Bronx had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the case.

According to the Daily News, in the Bronx Supreme Court, defendants Ronald Urena, Luis Cabrera Santos, Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, and Danilo Payamps Pacheco entered guilty pleas to the charge against them.

In 2018, the city was outraged by the brutality of the murder of Junior, who was dragged onto the street and slashed to death. 

In a statement, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said that the defendants’ actions culminated in the vicious attack on Lesandro “Junior” Guzman and that they, along with seven other defendants, have been held accountable for the killing of the 15-year-old boy who shocked the Bronx and beyond.

They mistook Junior for a rival gang member and pursued him for four blocks before he ran into the convenience store. 

Once inside, they restrained him and pulled him out onto the street, where five additional guys slaughtered Junior with knives and a machete. 

The five individuals who entered their guilty pleas on Wednesday face possible prison terms of up to 15 years each, according to the authorities.

As per the report, the five individuals who obeyed their superiors’ orders and viciously stabbed Junior were found guilty of murder in October 2019 and are currently serving sentences ranging from 25 years to life.

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14-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot in Fordham Heights

The Bronx neighborhood of Fordham Heights saw the shooting death of a 14-year-old kid on Wednesday night, according to the police. After being shot in the chest, Prince Shabazz was brought to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

As reported by the New York Times, the pavement in front of the six-story brick apartment building on Morris Avenue was covered with blood on Thursday.

Alyssa Lewis, a 19-year-old student who resides in the area, told police she was walking home when the gunfire began at 9:15 p.m. A second neighbor said she heard nine gunfire and now avoids looking out of windows when she hears them.

The police have stated that they are searching for two suspects dressed in all black at the time of the attack on Prince, who was strolling with his brother.