Five Men Receive Life Sentences For Killing Of Bronx Teen 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz
The five men were found guilty of the murder earlier this year.
Earlier this year, five men were found guilty of murdering Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, the Bronx teen who was fatally stabbed with a machete last year. Now, those men have been given life sentences for killing the 15-year-old boy.
In a report from the New York Daily News, Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago, Jose Muniz, and Elvin Garcia were sentenced to 25 years to life. Jonaiki Martinez Estrella was sentenced to life without parole, and Manuel Rivera, the youngest of the five men, was sentenced to 23 years to life.
“These killers should never be able to step out of their jail cells,” Leandra Feliz, Junior’s mother, said during her victim impact statement. “I no longer have my kid. I don’t have someone to hug and kiss. My son should be in his junior year of high school, pursuing his dreams of being a police officer.”
“They killed an innocent kid,” Feliz continued. “Not a single one said ‘No, no, don’t do it.’ On this night, there were two deaths — Junior and I, who was left dead inside. … These criminals ripped him away from me.”
Prosecutors argued that the men were members of the Trinitarios gang and killed Junior in a case of mistaken identity as they were on a mission to hurt rival gang members.
The Bronx teen who was fatally stabbed with a machete last year.
Source: New York Daily News