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  • Justice for Junior trial: What’s next for suspects in Bronx bodega slaying one year after teen’s death

    THE BRONX — One year after a teen was brutally slain outside a bodega in the Bronx, five men have been convicted of his murder — and eight others await trial for their alleged involvement in the attack. On Monday, prosecutor Morgan Dolan put the possibility of plea deals on the table for the remaining eight men. Alleged Trinitarios gang members Frederick Then, Ronald Urena, Jose Tavarez, Danel Fernandez, Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, Diego Suero, Danilo Payamps Pacheco and Luis Caberasantos […]

  • Woman on honeymoon becomes 10th American tourist to die after vacationing in Dominican Republic

    A Louisiana woman died less than a week after returning from her honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, WWLTV reported, making her  the 10th US tourist to die after visiting the Dominican Republic. It was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime for Susan Simoneaux and her husband, Keith Williams, who had been together 10 years, when they traveled to Punta Cana shortly after getting married. But it quickly turned into a nightmare. Less than a week after returning home from […]

  • ‘Junior’ killer attacks, dislocates shoulder of correction officer at Manhattan Detention Center

    NEW YORK — Jose Muniz, one of the five men convicted in the murder of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz, attacked a correction officer at the Manhattan Detention Center, dislocating the officer’s shoulder, according to sources. The attack took place Tuesday night at Manhattan Detention Center, where Muniz was being held. As of early Thursday morning, Muniz has been moved to Rikers Island, sources tell PIX11. The officer was treated at the hospital and released, according to sources. The Correction Officers’ Benevolent […]

  • ‘He’s my family now’: How a Bronx community is honoring ‘Junior’ one year after teen’s brutal murder

    THE BRONX — Exactly one year after the brutal murder of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz shocked a Bronx community and broke the city’s collective heart, mourners will gather Thursday to honor the teen who came to represent the innocent victims of gang violence. “Junior represents everyone’s son, brother, cousin, and friend,” Instagram user carola_718 said. “I was directly impacted by his death because he could have been my brother. He represents the typical teenager in NYC and that’s why so […]

  • Inmate lures Rikers correction officer into food pantry, chokes her: sources

    RIKERS ISLAND — A Rikers inmate is accused of luring a female correction officer into a pantry and choking her, sources told PIX11 News. The attack happened Wednesday morning at Rikers Island. Raphael Davlos is awaiting trial on robbery and forcible touching charges. He was arrested in August 2018. The officer was treated and released from the hospital. Following a string of violent attacks against correction officers in recent weeks, COBA president Elias Husamueen called on Department of Correction to […]

  • DA willing to consider plea deals for 8 remaining defendants in second Junior trial

    CONCOURSE, The Bronx — Assistant District Attorney Morgan Dolan announced in court Monday that the District Attorney’s Office is willing to offer pleas to lesser charges to the eight remaining defendants in the Junior murder case. Alleged Trinitarios gang members Frederick Then, Ronald Urena, Jose Tavarez, Danel Fernandez, Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, Diego Suero, Danilo Payamps Pacheco and Luis Caberasantos, are all charged with second-degree murder for being part of the chase that led to the death of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” […]

  • Finally, Justice comes for Junior: Jury finds all 5 gang members GUILTY of first-degree murder in clean-sweep verdict

    CONCOURSE, the Bronx — Guilty! Almost a year after the brutal slaying of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz outside a Bronx bodega, a jury on Friday returned a decisive verdict that was prayers answered for those seeking justice for Junior. It took just about eight hours over two days for a jury of 11 women and one man to decide the fates of Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, Manuel Rivera, Elvin Garcia, Jose Muniz and Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago. The five Trinitarios […]

  • Jury deliberations begin in ‘Junior’ trial, nearly one year after teen’s death

    CONCOURSE, the Bronx — Jury deliberations began in the “Junior” murder trial Thursday afternoon. After weeks of testimony, the jury must now determine the fate of five men accused of killing an innocent 15-year-old boy outside a Bronx bodega on June 20, 2018. #BREAKING Jury in “Junior” murder trial are now deliberating to decide the fate of 5 men accused in the Bronx bodega murder of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz. @PIX11News — Andrea Cavallier (@acavallierNYC) June 13, 2019 Lesandro […]

  • Almost a year after teen’s death, ‘Justice for Junior’ will soon be in hands of jury as court arguments conclude

    CONCOURSE, the Bronx —Nearly a year after the brutal murder of an innocent 15-year-old boy outside a Bronx bodega,  “Justice for Junior” will soon be in the hands of the jury. Defense attorneys for the five men accused in the death of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz wrapped their summations Tuesday, arguing that their clients did not intend to kill the teen, while prosecutors in their closing arguments maintained there’s no question the suspects intended to end his life. The judge […]

  • Defense lawyers in ‘Junior’ trial argue defendants were only trying to rough him up, not kill him

    CONCOURSE, The Bronx — They were just trying to rough “Junior” up — not kill him, so they don’t deserve the most severe punishment. That’s the pitch defense attorneys for four of the five defendants in the murder case made to jurors on Monday in a last-ditch effort to convince them that only one of the five actually killed Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz in a brutal attack almost one year ago. Assistant District Attorney Morgan Dolan has argued that all […]

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