Five men were convicted Friday in the 2018 stabbing death of 15-year-old Lessandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz. Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago, Manuel Rivera, Jose Moniz and Elvin Garcia, who are also members of the same gang, were found guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, second-degree conspiracy, and second-degree gang assault. Guzman-Feliz, a member of a New York Police Department youth outreach program, had been mistaken by his killers for a rival gang member.
The verdict came just six days before the first anniversary of Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz’s savage murder. All face life without parole for dragging the terrified teen from a Bronx bodega and fatally gashing the youth with a machete and knives as he begged for mercy. Eight more suspected gang members are set to be tried for their involvement in the teen's killing. They are due in court Monday facing murder, manslaughter and "additional charges," according to the Bronx County DA's office.