THE BRONX (WPIX) -- Some of the suspects charged with first-degree murder in the savage June killing of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz are talking of considering plea bargains, if they can avoid life in prison.
A plea deal, which would likely need the blessing of the slain teen's family, would allow Junior's parents and siblings to avoid sitting through excruciatingly graphic trial testimony.
“One of the five stabbers is talking of a deal. Maybe 20 years,” a source told PIX11 News.
This would hinge on Junior's mother and father accepting it.
The five men charged with first-degree murder, for allegedly using knives and a machete to viciously attack the 15-year-old Junior outside a Bronx bodega, face the prospect of life in prison without parole if convicted.
Pre-trial hearings started in the case Monday, with some bombshell revelations.
An NYPD Detective testified that a man known as “Witness C” identified all of the 14 alleged participants in the planning, chase, beating and stabbing of Junior.
PIX11 News revealed Witness C was Diego Suero, the reputed leader of the Sure “set” of the Trinitarios gang.
Suero is facing second-degree murder charges, accused of holding a meeting for gang members and ordering the hit on a rival crew, before more than a dozen guys went cruising the streets in a four-vehicle convoy.