THE BRONX (WPIX) -- The mother of slain teen Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz expressed frustration Thursday morning, as sentencing for the five Trinitarios gang members convicted of killing her 15-year-old son was delayed a third time.
Defense lawyers have filed new motions in recent weeks, some seeking to have the conspiracy conviction thrown out. The five men were convicted of first degree murder, second degree murder, conspiracy, gang assault and weapons possession.
“I think the defense attorneys are trying to get attention,” Leandra Feliz said, “because the case is high profile.”
Regarding defense efforts to get the conspiracy conviction dismissed, Feliz asked, “How are they able to say that, when they know they’re members of a gang?”
The new sentencing date set by Judge Robert Neary of the Bronx Supreme Court is October 18th.