THE BRONX (WPIX) -- The father of slain teen Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz abruptly left a Bronx courtroom Thursday, sickened by the sight of his son’s blood-soaked shirt.
“I saw my son’s bloody T-shirt and I never want to see it again,” Lisandro Guzman told reporters outside the trial in his son's murder, speaking in Spanish.
An NYPD officer, Tai Oykawa, testified that Junior’s white T-shirt and decorative sweatshirt were so bloody that the evidence leaked through a brown bag and had to be revouchered.
Oykawa, of the 48th Precinct, said he was instructed to go to St. Barnabas Hospital in the early hours of June 21 to retrieve the slain teen’s clothing.
“He was just covered in a sheet up to his neck,” Oykawa testified, saying he saw Junior on a stretcher.
“He had already been ‘pronounced,’” meaning the teen had been declared dead.
Prosecutors already said the prime cause of Junior’s death was a lethal knife wound to the neck, coming from a 4 1/2 inch blade that sliced the teen’s jugular vein.
With Junior’s father listening and watching, the officer said he observed the teen’s clothing at the hospital and said he recognized it from surveillance footage he had seen minutes earlier at the Bronx bodega, where Junior was fatally stabbed by a pack of alleged gang members on the evening of June 20.