Bronx DA: Alleged Trinitario Indicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Bronx Teen


Defendant Allegedly Planned With 13 Others To Hunt For Member of Another Set, Chased Victim and Later Gathered With Co-Defendants After Stabbing

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that an alleged Trinitarios gang member has been indicted in the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz on June 20, 2018 in the Bronx.

District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant, along with 13 others already indicted, allegedly plotted an act of violence with members of the “Los Sures” set of the Trinitarios gang, then reconvened after the vicious stabbing of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz to conceal weapons. While today’s arraignment took place nearly three months after Junior’s murder, it sends a clear message that this investigation continues and we will go wherever it leads.”

District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Frederick Then, 19, of Reading, PA, has been indicted on second-degree Murder, first-degree Manslaughter, second-degree Conspiracy, first-degree Gang Assault, second-degree Gang Assault, and fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He was arraigned today before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas and was remanded. The defendant is due back in court on October 25, 2018. If convicted of the top charge, he can face up to 25 years to life in prison.

According to the investigation, on June 20, 2018, the defendant allegedly met with co-defendants at the Boston Road home of Diego Suero, the alleged leader of Los Sures, and conspired to commit violence against another set of the Trinitarios gang called “Sunset.” The defendants then travelled in four cars, and came upon the victim, who fled from them, running approximately four blocks to a bodega in Belmont. The victim tried to hide in the bodega but was dragged out of the store and was repeatedly stabbed and slashed with knives and a machete.

According to the investigation, after the stabbing, the defendants fled the scene and returned to Suero’s home to hide weapons and provide aid to a defendant who cut his hand during the incident.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Morgan Dolan and Masateru Marubashi of the Homicide Bureau under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, and the overall supervision of Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division, and Terry Gensler, Deputy Chief of the Narcotics & Gangs Investigation Bureau and Gary Heavner, Chief of the Narcotics and Gangs Investigation Bureau, under the overall supervision of Jean T. Walsh, Chief of the Investigations Division.

An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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