NEW YORK (WPIX) -- 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 Association confirmed the suspect is one of the men convicted of killing Junior. Sources identified him as Muniz.
Muniz, a member of the Trinitarios gang, was found guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, second-degree gang assault and second-degree conspiracy in the June 20, 2018 stabbing death of the 15-year-old boy.
Muniz showed no remorse after his verdict was announced on Friday, turning to smirk at the court and shouting, “Popote, hasta la muerte!” Spanish slang for "Trinitarios until death.”
Muniz used a machete in the attack on Guzman Feliz. He's also known for crying during his arraignment.
Muniz’ defense attorney, Martin Goldberg, argued in earlier testimony, that his client flipped the machete so that it hit Junior with the flat side, instead of the sharp edge, with the intent to harm, not kill, him.