THE BRONX (WPIX) -- The mother of slain teen Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz and officials with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office came to a joint decision Thursday that she will watch the remainder of the murder trial from a separate “overflow” room.
The decision was made two days after Leandra Feliz started screaming in Spanish during the cross-examination of cooperating witness Michael “Sosa” Reyes, and stormed out of the courtroom. She was told not to come back for the rest of the day.
Leandra Feliz and the DA came to the joint agreement on Thursday, according to Christopher A. Carrion, principal attorney and founder at Carrion Law Group, P.C.
Junior’s father, Lisandro Guzman, was present for the morning portion of the day’s proceedings, but left during the lunch break. He had no response to the cross-examination of Reyes.
Reyes, who admitted belonging to the “Bad Boys” set of the Trinitarios from 2014 until April 2018, is one of two cooperating witnesses who has a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to Manslaughter, but the charge would be thrown out and his case dismissed if he complied truthfully throughout the entire trial.
However, on Thursday, Reyes gave several inconsistent responses to the defense team’s questions.
He told Defense Attorney Toni Messina, “you have to understand that everything I mistakenly said was because of everything that was going on. I was confused.
When Messina reminded him that he would not be convicted of Murder 1 and his case would be thrown out if he complied as part of his plea deal, Reyes responded “I will have the family of the victim searching me out to kill me.”