5 males convicted within the 2018 machete and knife slaying of a New York Town youngster had been sentenced on Friday, prosecutors mentioned. The sentences ranged from 23 years to existence in jail.
The 5 males, who’re gang contributors — Jonaiki Martinez Estrella; Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago; Elvin Garcia; Jose Muniz and Manuel Rivera — had been discovered in charge of homicide and different counts in June within the stabbing dying of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, 15, on June 20, 2018.
Government have mentioned that the lads idea Guzman-Feliz used to be any individual else.
Video surveillance confirmed Guzman-Feliz, who sought after to be a police officer, being dragged out of a Bronx bodega on his again through a bunch of guys after which many times punched and slashed through lengthy knives and a machete. He died from a gash to his neck after operating 3 blocks to a health center.
Guzman-Feliz’s mom, Leandra Feliz, mentioned out of doors court docket Friday that “they’ve what they deserve” and they’ll pay the results for what they did, in step with video from NBC New York.
Martinez Estrella used to be sentenced to existence in jail with out parole. He delivered the deadly blow with a kitchen knife, NBC New York reported.
Muniz, Garcia and Hernandez Santiago had been sentenced to 25 years to existence, and Rivera used to be sentenced to 23 years to existence, Bronx District Lawyer Darcel C. Clark mentioned in a remark.
The 5 males are contributors of the Trinitarios gang, and investigators have mentioned they mistook Guzman-Feliz for a member of a rival faction.
Guzman-Feliz used to be within the New York Town Police Division’s NYPD Explorers program, which is aimed toward folks excited about a occupation in regulation enforcement or the felony justice device.