5 More Members Of Trinitario Street Gang Plead Guilty To 2018 Murder Of Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz
All but one of the gang members charged with Junior's murder have been sentenced.
December 01, 2022 at 11:26 pm
Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz continues to get closer and closer to receiving the justice he deserves after being gruesomely stabbed to death outside of a Bronx, New York, bodega in June 2018. He was only 15 years old when street camera footage captured the frightened teen being chased into a Bathgate Avenue bodega. As he begged for help, he was dragged out by a group of men and stabbed to death with a machete. He had no prior contact with his assailants.
The horrific event quickly took over social media and #JusticeForJunior not only became a viral hashtag, but a call to action.
14 members of the Triniario gang were charged.
As Blavity previously reported, the initial trial for the 15-year-old’s senseless murder took place in 2019. Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, Manuel Rivera, Elvin Garcia, Jose Muniz and Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago were the first to appear in court. The gang members were convicted of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, second-degree gang assault and conspiracy. Estrella was sentenced to life in prison; Santiago, Muniz and Garcia received a sentence of 25 to life; and Rivera received a sentence of 23 to life, according to ABC 7 NY.