GUILTY NY - Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, murdered by gang-caught on video, Bronx, 20 June 2018 *arrests*

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    From a Trinitarios ‘157’ tattoo to a guy with a green do-rag, ‘Junior’ prosecution introduces new players at trial (with clip)

    MAY 14, 2019

    "THE BRONX — After the prosecution in the “Junior” murder trial spent several hours Tuesday trying to establish that five gang suspects actively took part in stabbing the 15-year-old victim on the bodega sidewalk last June, it moved on to other alleged players in the case....."

    From a Trinitarios ‘157’ tattoo to a guy with a green do-rag, ‘Junior’ prosecution introduces new players at trial
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    Jurors in Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz trial hear how suspects were nabbed after gruesome murder

    MAY 14, 2019

    "Jurors in the murder trial of Bronx teen Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz on Tuesday heard evidence about when and where the suspects were arrested following the June 2018 slaying and the various means by which they were identified....

    Defense attorneys objected to several items entered into evidence, each depicting mugshots of the suspects alongside grainy screen-grabs taken from CCTV footage of Junior’s killing.

    Bronx Justice Robert Neary told jurors to carefully evaluate the surrounding screenshots and decide themselves whether they match with photos of the suspects taken by police....

    Junior’s grieving parents were in the courtroom Tuesday, the fourth day of their son’s murder trial, upset at the slow pace of the proceedings."

    Jurors in Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz trial hear how suspects were nabbed after gruesome murder
     
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    Fireworks at ‘Junior’ trial when defense suggests slain teen had ‘Baby Sunset’ gang ties

    MAY 16, 2019

    "THE BRONX — Legal fireworks exploded at the Junior trial Thursday, when defense attorney Toni Messina cross-examined an NYPD detective about the slain teen’s alleged ties to a “baby” division of the Trinitarios gang — and the prosecution objected strenuously.

    Speaking of the Trinitarios, Messina stated to Detective Francis Orlando of Bronx Homicide, “That group has a ‘Baby Sunset’ part to it that includes kids as young as 14 and 15 years old.”

    The detective had earlier acknowledged, under cross-examination, that certain “sets” of the gang hung out on specific streets in the Bronx and the Sunsets were affiliated with Adams Place.

    Messina asked the detective if Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz was on his way to Adams Place, shortly before the 15-year-old was chased and fatally stabbed outside a corner bodega in June 2018 near East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue..

    The detective responded, “Yes.”..."

    Fireworks at ‘Junior’ trial when defense suggests slain teen had ‘Baby Sunset’ gang ties

     
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    Defense team in ‘Junior’ case tries to cast doubts about surveillance reliability

    MAY 16, 2019

    "THE BRONX — Defense attorneys representing five murder defendants accused of fatally stabbing 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz last June tried to use the infamous surveillance footage of the teen’s death to their advantage in court on Thursday.

    Martin Goldberg, lawyer for 22-year-old Jose Muniz, showed a Bronx homicide detective “freeze frames” of his client walking away from the pack of sidewalk attackers before Junior received the lethal knife wound to his neck that killed him..."

    Defense team in ‘Junior’ case tries to cast doubts about surveillance reliability
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    Detective: 2 suspected gang members are cooperating witnesses in Junior case (with clip)

    May 16, 2019

    "THE BRONX -
    The trial continues against the men accused of murdering Belmont teen Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz.
    Detective Francis Orlando testified Thursday that Michael Reyes (aka Sosa) and Kevin Alvarez both cooperated with police in the murder investigation.

    Both suspected Trinitarios were captured on surveillance video inside the Belmont bodega the night Junior was stabbed. Alvarez was seen dragging the teen out.

    Junior's character was also a subject of testimony on trial day five. He's been painted as an innocent victim thus far, but some defense lawyers attempted to discredit that notion Thursday....

    Another witness is scheduled to testify on Friday."

    Detective: 2 suspected gang members are cooperating witnesses in Junior case
     
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    ‘Junior’ trial jurors gasp seeing slow-motion footage of attack for first time

    MAY 17, 2019

    "THE BRONX — In a dramatic-yet-disturbing end to week two of the Junior trial, the prosecution finished the day Friday with multiple views of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz’s futile run seeking safety, and a slow-motion view of his murder. At least one female juror was visibly teary-eyed watching the footage.

    Eric Newman, a video technician with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, introduced a compilation of surveillance footage he edited together from 13 different camera angles.

    The compilation showed the final block of the “Junior” chase on East 183rd Street in the Bronx, the teen’s efforts to hide behind a bodega counter, the dragging of the panicked 15-year-old to the sidewalk, and a close up look at the multiple assailants who set upon him with knives and a machete....

    Junior’s mother came into the courtroom near the end of the day. She kept her head down during the 20 minutes them footage was played in silence...."

    ‘Junior’ trial jurors gasp seeing slow-motion footage of attack for first time
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    Gang expert offers inside look at Trinitarios gang in ‘Junior’ testimony (with clip)

    May 17, 2019

    "...Prosecutors hit the jury with the video after NYPD gang Detective Charne Jimenez gave them an inside look at the Trinitarios — the gang accused of murdering Junior last summer on a Belmont street corner with knives and machetes....

    The trial resumes Monday."

    Gang expert offers inside look at Trinitarios gang in ‘Junior’ testimony
     
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    Cooperating witness describes mistaken revenge mission that ended with machete slaying of Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz

    MAY 20, 2019

    "Gangbangers on a revenge mission relentlessly hunted down and killed Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz — even blocking the 15-year-old’s desperate dash to the hospital where his mother worked — in the mistaken assumption he was a member of a rival group, a witness in the killers’ trial testified Monday.

    Cooperating witness Kevin Alvarez, breaking down in tears, described in hair-raising detail the sickening June 20, 2018 chase in the Belmont section of the Bronx that cornered the terrified teen inside a bodega before he was hacked with a machete....

    Breaking down in tears and turning away from the five defendants seated right in front of him, Alvarez recounted the horrifying confrontation inside the store between the petrified Junior and his attackers....

    Leaving the Bronx courthouse, Junior’s mother Leandra Feliz lashed out at Alvarez and the defendants.

    “They killed my son,” she said. "My son was innocent ... They just abused him ... They know he was innocent. He said he wasn’t a gang member, they knew. (Alvarez) knows he was not a gang member. They knew that, and anyway they killed him. Just for fun.”..."

    Cooperating witness describes mistaken revenge mission that ended with machete slaying of Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz
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    Key Witness Testifies How Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz Was Killed

    May. 20, 2019

    "A key witness testified in the trial for five of the 14 suspects accused in the death of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz.

    Kevin Alvarez, a known member of the Trinitarios gang, took the stand Monday to testify that the five defendants did kill Junior Guzman-Feliz...."

    Key Witness Testifies How Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz Was Killed
     
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    Witness Kevin Alvarez sobs in court as he watches what he did to Junior behind bodega counter before dragging him (with clip)

    MAY 20, 2019

    "THE BRONX -- In a quiet courtroom, the star “Junior” trial witness, Kevin Alvarez, started crying on the witness stand, as the prosecutor asked him to watch surveillance footage of what he did to 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman Feliz behind a bodega counter last June 20....

    Muniz angrily left the courtroom before the afternoon session started, because he told Judge Robert Neary through an interpreter that he wasn’t getting access to hard copies of evidence seized from cell phones in the case.

    Judge Neary said he didn’t want hard copies of certain evidence provided to jailed defendants because “History has proven these things find their way around the facility, posing a danger to civilians and government employees.”..."

    Witness Kevin Alvarez sobs in court as he watches what he did to Junior behind bodega counter before dragging him
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    "JUNIOR TRIAL STAR WITNESS: Mary Murphy recaps stunning testimony from Kevin Alvarez, on the witness stand Monday in the #Junior trial..."

     
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    Thank you for the excellent update. I'm trying to follow this horrific case.
     
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    I can't imagine sitting in the court room as this boy's parents and listening/watching this testimony knowing my son fought so hard for his life. And, to hear, once again, the bodega workers just let these animals drag him outside.

    “He grabbed like this rack on the floor holding chips and he grabbed onto the door and the fridge. I see Canelito with a machete.”
     
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    Your welcome.
     
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    5/20/19

    CeFaan Kim‏Verified account @CeFaanKim 1d1 day ago
    Kevin Alvarez testifies he pushed door to cashier area of bodega where Junior was hiding and pushing back. Alvarez says he punched Junior in face and body repeatedly. Testified that Junior kept screaming “stop I didn’t have nothing to do with it!” (Contd.) #JUSTICEFORJUNIOR


    CeFaan Kim‏Verified account @CeFaanKim 1d1 day ago
    Prosecution then played bodega surveillance video of this as Alvarez and Junior’s mom wept. #JUSTICEFORJUNIOR


    CeFaan Kim‏Verified account @CeFaanKim 1d1 day ago
    Defendant Jose Muniz became aggressive, yelling in Spanish that he wasn’t getting a fair trial. He had to be restrained by court officers then removed. Then defendant Jonaiki Estrella wanted to leave but his attorney convinced him to stay. #JUSTICEFORJUNIOR
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    5/21/19

    CeFaan Kim‏Verified account @CeFaanKim 7h7 hours ago
    Details of prosecution’s star witness Kevin Alvarez plea deal revealed. Pleaded guilty to manslaughter 1, conspiracy 4, faced 25 years. In exchange for testimony, time served, manslaughter charge dropped. His former gang has ordered him murdered on sight. #JusticeForJunior


    CeFaan Kim‏Verified account @CeFaanKim 7h7 hours ago
    Kevin Alvarez testified that after they killed Junior they looked at pic of rival gang they were targeting but were unsure if Junior was in that photo. #JUSTICEFORJUNIOR


    CeFaan Kim‏Verified account @CeFaanKim 7h7 hours ago
    Video of Junior’s murder played again in court in slow motion. Junior’s mom with their heads between her knees, cried quietly throughout. #JusticeForJunior

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    CeFaan Kim‏Verified account @CeFaanKim 1h1 hour ago
    Kevin Alvarez testified today that before gang murdered Junior, gang leader collected $100 from all members to pay for hideout in Paterson, NJ where cops eventually arrested several suspects. Cross-examination could start Thursday. #justiceforjunior
     
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    Justice for Junior trial: Details of key witness for the prosecution's plea deal revealed

    May 21, 2019

    "NEW YORK (WABC) -- It was an emotional day in court as the murder trial for 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz continues and details of the prosecution's star witness' plea deal were revealed.

    Junior's mom arrived in court feeling upbeat after the prosecution's star witness took the stand Monday. But then video of her son's heinous murder was played yet again for the courtroom -- leaving her in tears.

    Leandra Guzman arrived in Bronx criminal court Tuesday and thanked friends and supporters a day after the prosecution called Kevin Alvarez to the stand to flip on his co-defendants. Alvarez said he was a gang member who helped murder Junior.

    But then surveillance video of the teen's brutal murder was played again for the jury and courtroom in painful slow motion.

    Junior's mother and his entire family turned away with their heads between their knees, quietly crying throughout...."

    Justice for Junior trial: Details of key witness for the prosecution's plea deal revealed
     
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    Mom of ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz accosted by obscenity-spewing woman :(

    May 21, 2019

    "The mother of slain Bronx teen Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was accosted by a supporter of her son’s accused killers, who shouted obscenities at her outside court Tuesday.

    Leandra Guzman was leaving the murder trial for five gangbangers accused of hacking her 15-year-old son to death outside a Bronx bodega last summer when she was confronted by a pregnant woman screaming at her in Spanish, witnesses said.

    “Leandra was calmly walking down the hallway getting ready to go home, said absolutely nothing to them, minding her peace … and out of nowhere, the pregnant one started screaming at her — ranting, raving, carrying on and yelling at her,” one witness said...."

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/21/mom-of-junior-guzman-feliz-accosted-by-obscenity-spewing-woman/
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    Gang member testifies he felt regret right after his crew killed Lesandro 'Junior’ Guzman-Feliz in case of mistaken identity

    MAY 21, 2019

    "A Trinitarios turncoat told jurors Tuesday that he had an “uneasy” feeling after it became clear that the terrified teen his crew killed outside a Bronx bodega was not part of a rival gang.

    Shortly after Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, 15, was slashed and stabbed to death on June 20, 2018, the gang members accused of murdering the boy gathered at a leader’s home to try to identify the victim from a group photo they had of their rivals.

    “They were trying to figure out who it was that they had just finished,” said Kevin Alvarez, a cooperating witness who said he participated in the beatdown, but not the murder.

    “I didn’t see the person that had just finished getting stabbed there. When I looked at it, I didn’t see the kid that we just chased and stabbed.”...."

    Gang member testifies he felt regret right after his crew killed Lesandro 'Junior’ Guzman-Feliz in case of mistaken identity

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    Word in the Bronx is that Kevin Alvarez and his family are not safe anywhere.

    I commend him for testifying. He is doing the right thing. But, the world will not be safe for him. I wonder what they will do to shield his identity once he is free.
     
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    I hope Junior's family agreed to this.

    From Kevin Alvarez, star witness in ‘Junior’ trial who dragged teen from bodega, reveals he’s getting time served:

    Alvarez testified about his four page cooperation agreement with the Office of the Bronx District Attorney, which was entered into evidence.

    He revealed that he had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree, which normally carries a sentence of 8 1/3 to 25 years — and another count of conspiracy in the fourth degree, a non-violent felony.

    “Have you been offered two potential sentences?” Assistant District Attorney Morgan Dolan asked the 20-year-old Alvarez, who said he was once a probationary member of the Trinitarios gang.

    “Yes, ma'am,” Alvarez replied.

    The prosecutor asked what happens if he doesn’t truthfully testify at this and future trials.

    “I get sentenced to 25 years,” Alvarez said.

    Then came the headline-making revelation.

    “What happens if you satisfy the agreement?” the prosecutor continued.

    “I get sentenced to time served on conspiracy in the fourth degree,” Alvarez replied.

    There were audible gasps from several people in the courtroom.
     
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    I thought I was misunderstanding. But no. The more serious charge gets dropped!!
     
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    He won't survive in jail. The Trinitarios and the Baby Sunsets are all over the NYC jail systems. If he was/is not in protective custody 24/7 (and even then) he is marked.
     
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    Justice For Junior: Testifying Witness Says Hit Has Been Placed On His Life

    May 22, 2019

    "Kevin Alvarez, one of several Trinitarios gang members responsible for the barbarous June 2018 murder of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, was indicted on murder charges.

    However, after striking a deal with the prosecution, which involves flipping on his co-conspirators, Alvarez pled guilty to manslaughter and conspiracy and faces 25 years in prison. According to the 20-year-old, a death sentence has been placed on him for "doing something bad" like snitching to cops.

    “They go out and look for you in groups until they find you and kill you,” he said. Alvarez said for "doing something bad..."

    Justice For Junior: Gang Member ID's Co-Conspirators, Fears For Life
     
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    ‘Junior’ Justice: Why prosecutors needed cooperators — not just videos — for a strong case

    MAY 22, 2019

    "THE BRONX — Before 20-year-old Kevin Alvarez even took the stand this week as the controversial star witness in the “Junior” murder trial, the Bronx District Attorney’s office wanted to explain to the jury why he was given a plea deal.

    Lead prosecutor Morgan Dolan asked Detective Francis Orlando from the Bronx Homicide Squad why two gang members involved in the chase of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz were permitted to make cooperation agreements.

    “Because we had no witnesses to identify anybody in the case,” Orlando replied.

    That’s the key reason why Alvarez, who beat and dragged Junior from the bodega, was permitted to plead guilty to Manslaughter 1 and Conspiracy in the 4th degree — with the chance to get out of prison with “time served” — if he truthfully testifies in this and future trials...."

    ‘Junior’ Justice: Why prosecutors needed cooperators — not just videos — for a strong case
     
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