Justice for Junior⁠— 5 Gang Members found gulity in his slaying

Pix11 News ⁠—Almost a year after the brutal slaying of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman Feliz outside a Bronx bodega, a jury on Friday returned a decisive verdict that was prayers answered for those seeking justice for Junior.

It took just about eight hours over two days for a jury of 11 women and one man to decide the fates of Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, Manuel Rivera, Elvin Garcia, Jose Muniz and Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago.

The five Trinitarios gang members were all convicted on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, second-degree gang assault and second-degree conspiracy.
All face life in prison without parole for chasing down and dragging the terrified teen from the bodega on June 20, 2018, and brutally beating and stabbing him to death while he fought for his life.

The first-degree murder conviction meant there was intent to kill the teen and that killers tortured him prior to his death.

Hundreds of “Justice for Junior” supporters inside and outside the courtroom cheered upon hearing the verdict. Many had tears steaming down their faces, others starting singing in Spanish.

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