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Gang Member Says He Felt Regret After His Gang Killed Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz

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Gang Member Says He Felt Regret After His Gang Killed Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz

A member of the gang that brutally killed 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz is now saying he had a bad feeling about what they had done!

In June of 2018, a group of boys in the Trinitarios turncoa gang tracked down 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz and slaughtered him with a machete leaving him to die.

Now, one of the members is testifying saying that he had an “uneasy” feeling after realizing that the boy they killed was not a member of their rival gang.

Related: Prosecutor Says ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz ‘Begged For His Life,’ In Teen’s Murder Trial

Kevin Alvarez, says he participated in the beatdown, but not the murder said;

“They were trying to figure out who it was that they had just finished.”

This comment referring to a meeting the boys had at the home of Trinitarios Los Sures leader Diego Suero after the killing to look at pictures of all of their rivals.

“I didn’t see the person that had just finished getting stabbed there. When I looked at it, I didn’t see the kid that we just chased and stabbed.”

Once Alvarez noticed Junior was not in the pictures, he says he left.

“I didn’t want to be there,” Alvarez told jurors in Bronx Supreme Court. “I guess I just didn’t agree with what had happened.”

As of now, Alverez has pled guilty to manslaughter and conspiracy in exchange for his testimony.

The other members, Jose Muñiz, Antonio Rodriguez, Hernandez Santiago, Elvin Garcia, Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, and Manuel Rivera have all be charged with murder.

As for Alvarez, he says he’s a dead man walking because he snitched to the police.

“You are no longer good to the gang,” Alvarez said. “They go out and look for you in groups until they find you and kill you.”

With the testimony that he agreed to share with police and the court, Alverez could potentially escape jail time if he satisfies the conditions of his plea deal.

Related: Trial Date Set in Murder of Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz

Juniors mother Leandra Guzman says that she is ok with that because her son’s name can be cleared.

“At the very least he’s cleared my son’s name. My son wasn’t a gang member, ” Guzman-Feliz said outside the court. “Everybody knows what they did.”

While leaving court on Tuesday, Junior’s mother was met by a woman who was yelling at her in Spanish in support of the gang members who killed junior.

“Leandra was calmly walking down the hallway getting ready to go home, said absolutely nothing to them, minding her peace … and out of nowhere, the pregnant one started screaming at her — ranting, raving, carrying on and yelling at her,” one witness said.

Following the incident, Leandra was escorted out of court by court security.

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