THE BRONX (WPIX) -- “Here I am, a mother without my son.”
The mother of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz started her “victim impact” statement with those powerful words, before a judge sentenced five convicted gang members for fatally stabbing her son.
They had chased the petrified teen on foot and with cars through Bronx streets last year.
Leandra Feliz said her son was not a gang member, and called her son “an innocent child.”
She spoke of the 15 men who were part of the chase — dragging her son out of the bodega where he was set upon with knives and a machete.
“Not a single one said ‘No! No! Don’t do it,’” Feliz noted.
“These actions were all captured on camera. In New York City, there has never been a case of such magnitude.”