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
In a packed courtroom, Monday (May 21) he nervously identified the five others responsible for the vicious stabbing death of the Bronx teen. Alvarez said he drove one of the four cars to chase Junior and revealed the 15-year-old tried to run into nearby St. Barnabas Hospital for help, but blocked him, which is why Junior then ran into a bodega.
Alvarez said he assumed Junior was in another gang and involved in a rival shooting.
He then explained that he was the one who pushed the bodega door open, helped to drag Junior out and repeatedly punched and kicked Junior in the head while he was down. Junior tried to tell him he wasn’t the person they were looking for, but Alvarez and co. didn’t listen.
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 pic.twitter.com/APqZ2k8Odh
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) May 21, 2019
The prosecution then played the heartwrenching footage from the bodega. Reportedly, Junior’s mother turned away and kept her head between her knees crying.
If all members of the Trinitarios gang are convicted, they face life in prison.