Two Gang Leaders Convicted In The Killing Of Junior Guzman Sentenced 25 Years To Life
On June 20th, 2018, Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz left his Bronx apartment to meet up with a friend, when he noticed four vehicles following him. The fifteen year old ran for several blocks until he sought refuge in a local bodega. The owner allowed Junior to hide behind a counter, but one of the men chasing him discovered where he was hiding and dragged him outside, where three other men were waiting to stab him to death.
Junior had been mistaken for another teenager, who was an opposing gang member of the Trinitarios gang’s subset known as “Los Sures.” He has no ties to any gang activity. Guzman’s killers were forced to apologize to his family, and were expelled from the gang.
On Friday, September 16th, the two leaders of Los Sures, who were convicted in the killing of Junior Guzman, appeared in court. Diego Suero (33) and Frederick Then (24) were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, as reported by New York Post.
“Today, the leaders whose order meant death for a 15-year-old boy were sentenced to 25 years to life years in prison,” said Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark. “Junior’s family has suffered immensely and will forever miss him. We hope today’s sentence brings some peace to them and the Bronx community.”