All five Trinitarios gang members, who brutally murdered 15-year-old Junior Guzman-Feliz, have been convicted of first-degree murder.
Via NY Daily News:
The jury deliberated for eight hours over two days before returning their guilty verdicts against the killer quintet of Trinitarios in the June 20, 2018, murder captured in a heartbreaking video of victim Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz’s final minutes of life. The verdicts were read in a courtroom filled with more than three dozen court officers.
Defendants Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, Elvin Garcia, Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago, Miguel Rivera and Jose Muniz all face life in prison for their convictions. They were also found guilty of conspiracy and gang assault, and most showed no reaction as the jury delivered their decision.
Last June, five members of the deadly Dominican gang Trinitarios chased Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz into a deli.
They were seen on surveillance video dragging the teen out of the deli by his hoodie. Once they got him outside they immediately began to beat, stab and hack at his body with machetes.
Mortally injured, Junior tried his best to run to a nearby hospital where he died.
We later learned the entire incident was a case of mistaken identity.
My continued prayers to Junior’s family. I’m so happy they are finally getting justice.