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A gang member who dragged a 15-year-old Bronx boy to his death last year will not get prison time.

The brutal stabbing death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, aka Junior, sparked outrage on social media.

Kevin Alvarez, 20, is seen in surveillance video dragging Junior out of the Cruz & Chicky bodega on June 20, 2018. The video shows 5 gang members slashing and stabbing Junior as he fought for his life.

Eight gang members, including Alvarez, were arrested and charged with Junior's murder. But Alvarez will get time served in a sweetheart deal that allows him to walk free, according to the Daily Mail.

Tragically, Junior was an innocent victim of a mistaken identity. The thugs believed he was a rival gang member who filmed a SnapChat video that showed a man having sex with the little sister of one of the gang members.

During the murder trial on Tuesday, Alvarez told the stunned courtroom that he pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 1st-degree. Courtroom observers gasped when he said his cooperation with prosecutors meant he will get time served.

The charge normally carries up to 25 years in prison.

Alvarez testified he entered the bodega on June 20 and punched Junior in the face and kicked him before dragging him out of the store. Other gang members slashed and stabbed him with a machete and knives.

Bleeding profusely from a chest wound, Junior stumbled across the street, pleading for help before he collapsed on a sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

"It's a sweetheart deal," said attorney Christopher Carrión, referring to Alvarez's plea deal. "He has a big incentive to tell the truth, because he has a manslaughter conviction of 25 years hanging over him if he lies or doesn't cooperate."

"If he satisfies the conditions, the manslaughter plea gets withdrawn and vacated, making him a free man."

Alvarez said, due to his testimony, the Trinitarios gang marked him as a traitor. He has been in protective custody since striking the deal.

"Even when he's freed, he will be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life," Carrión added.

  • Renee26

    Damn... That's wild! I can see cutting a deal to get him to snitch on the others but not even 10yrs ???

    RIP young man... You didn't deserve that ?

  • Rayscoty

    He won't be able to stay in NY..

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Prosecutors and Investigators SUCK sometimes! Dont want to do the necessary work to find out who the accomplices are so they give who they caught(in most cases murders and/or the person who set the person up to be murdered) deals for snitching... Horrible!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Mistaken identity at that!

  • Sweetness

    Justice WILL be served compliments of ol' BAD B!TCH KARMA. #looking #overyourshoulder #forever #sadlife #RIPJunior

  • che’lint

    Oh, that's terribly sad.

  • Renee26

    Right...He set it off by dragging the boy outside...maybe had they stayed inside things wouldn't have gotten that far. I wonder if he also pointed the boy out...cause of that basic haircut a lot of young boys have ?

  • Renee26

    The saddest part of it all

  • joel adams

    I remember this. Mistaken identity.
    Terrible.
    If I remember correctly, he was actually wanting to be in law enforcement or military.

  • Marlika

    I hope the streets catch him & his whole family and kill them!! This guy irked my last nerve playing victim in all of this acting like didn’t know what they was gonna do to Junior???.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Dirty rotten piece of shit will die anyway.. somehow.

  • Wile E. Coli

    What happened to the old 'black men always get the longest sentences' lie?

  • Zeta Aggie

    Punk ass pos

  • Gloria

    My friend karma does not have mercy. Never forgets. This man will still pay for his sins.

  • Reenaface

    I was just thinking about this case. I can't believe that it's coming up on a year. So tragic!

  • Reenaface

    And shame on the owners of that store because they wouldn't hide junior in a back room and lock the front door of the store. I get being afraid but those guys didn't have guns just long knives.

  • dontgetblocked

    No worries. He'll be dead soon.

  • Eileen

    His days are oh so numbered!

  • Witch

    Thats a black man?

  • starbright9449

    His family are innocent just like Junior was.

  • Nik

    I'm so ? DISGUSTED by this!!

  • the guest

    HEARTBROKEN!!!

  • imright

    when hes freed his fellow gang members will kill him for being a ? JUSTICE PREVAILS ??

  • Nik

    He was a junior police program or something like that.

  • Kimberly King

    He should have taken his sentence like a man. He can get off scotch free but I'm sure he'll get handled when he's back on the streets. Weak ass.

  • bemetoo

    Oh so you a rat ass punk now?? No worries karma will reach u as soon as you think you’re free

  • currvalicious

    I can't w/this.

  • Scromes1212

    This is how the system works. Flip one and convict everyone else.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    He won’t last long on the streets.

  • soldierwoman89

    That's what I was thinking - innocent child smdh

  • Dowoop

    He's most likely going into witness protection.

  • Shamwow

    He was a young boy when it happened. All of them were ,but this is a sad sad case. Anytime someone innocent dies. Families, police and People say talk, say something. Snitch and he does but isn’t supported. This is a contradiction. This is why people don’t talk or snitch. Shyt there is no love in the streets. The boy finally made a unsafe but wise choice. Hmmm This would’ve been much easier if the boy stayed out of the gang. But it’s hard especially when your in the hood when having a crew feels like love. It’s hard staying away from crime especially when You don’t have many options besides living in the hood. I have a cousin who was shot in the chest on some mistaken identity sortve thing. The bullets weren’t hers but she got shot by simply being in the wrong place, wrong time, going to the corner store. She almost died and she was very critical. I’m so blessed and grateful that she made it, but everyone isn’t that lucky. So to avoid all of this hood drama I try my hardest to stay away from the hood and I bust my azz to ensure I don’t have to raise my boys around the hood. But I get it, it’s hard. Everyone can’t always escape crime but people have to recognize there’s a code to the streets. The innocent and the guilty die everyday, it happens but it’s sad. Yes this boy deserves more time but there’s no heavier prison sentence than the guilt of crossing your only “friends”, because they killied someone by mistake. It’s not my place to judge but I hope people learn from this story. It’s such a sad story. But there are many Juniors and many Kevin’s in the hood. All I can say is; “People fight to change the cycle it’s possible.”

  • chan chan

    Karma is undefeated baby.....

  • Shamwow

    Punks exist in gangs. That’s why they need each other.

  • Shamwow

    Someone would’ve died that night. That group wanted blood. Probably high as hell too.

  • Shamwow

    Or pretended he didn’t see it. Or got saved like the Bronx tale.

  • Evillene

    "Even when he's freed, he will be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life," Carrión added.

    I hope "the rest of his life" is 12 hours of terror.

  • Evillene

    All the assailants deserve the death penalty.

  • Allihave2say

    Evil prevails because good is silenced in fear and self preservation.

  • Allihave2say

    Smart move for his family and him.

  • The Art

    Actually, this is the true definition of a snitch: SELF SERVING!!! He's not telling that he knows because he's interested in solving the crime or because he valued that child's life. He's just trying to save his own ass. He was just as responsible for this child's death as the rest of them, but he agreed to throw his co-defendants under the bus and have his role in the crime diminished. That's much different from an INNOCENT bystander who know the details of a crime, but is scared to talk out of fear of being killed. He should be in jail..PERIOD!!!

  • The Art

    Hopefully it's in the Dominican Republic and on their dime.

  • Shamwow

    Well history proves that in a lot of cases, someone in this situation if given an opportunity. Will save their own azz. There’s no love in the streets. No love at all. This is his burden to carry. Sad.

  • DOUBTIN THOMAS

    that's bs.. he should get atleast 20 for mistaken identity at that

  • Shamwow

    True, but I don’t believe NY has the death penalty. Idk. But, this person is exiled and completely alone. Something he didn’t want by initially joining a gang. So this choice is something like the death penalty. Sad story for them all. Guys become better prisoners in jail. Would be nice to off them but, they just gave them prison networks. Jail is like Harvard for criminals.

  • Reenaface

    I know the store owners would've put themselves in harm's way. I just wished that someone could've hid Junior somewhere.

  • Shamwow

    Me too. The culture in the hood is so sad. Look the other way for safety and mind your business. Sad.

  • Prince Zuko

    That dude should get the same time as the rest telling the truth don't bring Junior back

  • Dowoop

    He only snitched to save himself..if there was no deal on the table he wouldn't snitch. No compassion for him over here. He was 20 yrs old... How many more years did he need to figure out killing someone is wrong... Fuck him.

    Edit: as easy as he got off he did not learn the lesson he really needed to learn... Yet

  • Nik

    His a$$ will have to go to the Yukon or Siberia. The deserts of Afghanistan, even.

  • brooklyn23

    May his own gang members drag him like they did that 15 yr old and karma fck him up without the vaseline. So what about the other pieces of shit that were responsible for murdering this innocent bwoy?

  • brooklyn23

    Bwoy the fcked up system we have. Mofos kill an innocent person and he walks free yet if I merk the Nigga that use to beat my ass and got fresh with my daughter I would face time. Bwoy man (in a guyanese accent) mi cant deal with the b.s. May all who run and condone the fcked up system may bad karma take em

  • joel adams

    This was sad. It could happen to any one of US or our kids, family and friends. I believe when a family is willing to forgive, they truly have peace. That’s just my opinion.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Miscarriage of justice. Even if he's cooperating with the prosecutors, he shouldnt have gotten just time served. He should have gotten at least 5-10 years, maybe even more than that.

  • joel adams

    I agree. People selling dime bags get more time

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He wasn't such a "young boy" when it happened. He was a 19 year old man, and his "time served" will end up being basically one year in jail. To me, that's a travesty of justice.

  • Marlika

    ??? This happened last June and they were all of legal age and knew better.?????

  • joel adams

    Senseless.
    Dude family In my prayers.

  • Marlika

    I don’t care if his family is innocent. The same thing him and the gang did to Junior needs to happen to this guy and his family!! ??

  • Shamwow

    It is. The justice will come....Karma. Life will handle this. IMO 19 is still young. He may be free from jail but, not free from guilt, karma nor judgment day. He shouldn’t have joined a gang. But we can’t change the past.

  • Bree

    People are mad that he didn't get sentenced by the judge, yet God is the ultimate judge. Vengeance is mine, I will repay says the Lord. Having to spend the rest of your life in hiding is a death sentence in itself. I would never want that.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Smh deserves all the time in the world the crime was awful and he helped kill that beautiful child.

  • Shamwow

    Maybe, maybe not , I don’t know his burden but it would hurt anyone to know they killed an innocent person. Yes he snitched to save himself but, he didn’t have to. I don’t think he got off easy. Yes he’s not in jail and he is free but he is currently in a symbolic jail. His old life is dead and knowing how bad these gangs are he will die soon. Police protection
    ( what’s that) they don’t protect anyone. This man is a prisoner of guilt, murder and is currently alone. It’s safer to be in jail than a lone wolf that once needed a pack. Everyone knows this is bad for him but eh.. what should he have done? Stayed silent? Ride or die? Took his charges with his head high? I don’t have rules for him or a code. But this is his burden to carry. Sad for everyone involved.

  • Bree

    I grew up in the projects. Myself nor my siblings are violent, nor were we raised that way. I've witnessed shoot outs, fights, stab wounds, and the likes. It made me want to free my people from oppression. I'm not one to condone violence. There are ways to handle a disagreement. I'm not saying one shouldn't protect themselves but I damn sure won't be the one throwing the first punch. Some things are simply not worth it.

  • Shamwow

    Or so we think. I know better and I’m not out here killing people. But group mentality is real and psychologically in a group anyone can and usually assimilate. Whether they know better or not.

  • Bree

    Christ never said a word and they still crucified him. Sometimes you've got to take one for the team.

  • Shamwow

    Exactly. I wish more people made choices like your family. To break the cycle. The sad part is that there are more Juniors and whatever his name is out there. Trying there best to survive. Everyone doesn’t turn out violent and some things are definitely not worth it.I remember a time where people were dying for goose winter coats, sneakers, smh. This boy died because of a promiscuous girl. Soooo senseless.

  • Fire & Ice

    This is premeditated murder

  • dru and neil

    Perhaps he will meet a different kind of justice for what he did to this child. It’s STILL hard to see pictures of this young man pulled from that store. ?

  • Shamwow

    They thought they were avenging one of those fools thot sister. Smh sad that it was the wrong guy but I felt what you said. Don’t dare touch my child. They thought poor Junior humiliated his sister. But, he didn’t. ? it’s effed up because you can’t let people violate family members so they took matter into their own hands. Dumb yes but being hyped up on vengeance and group rage. Is a bad thing. I pray I do t ever have to witness pain like this.

  • dru and neil

    I certainly hope he gets what is coming to him.

  • Shamwow

    When are they going to handle Qawmane Wilson. The metro who killed his mother.?!?!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    He deserves the same justice as that fake step-dad in Houston who murdered that baby we still can't find a body for. ... one bullet to the back of the head will save a lot of tax dollars. Witness protection still costs us money.

  • the guest

    EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE EVIL DEGENERATE MURDERERS DESERVES LIFE UNDER A PRISON! They brutally and savagely murdered a promising young inner city Latino man who was overcoming the inner city odds and making a positive difference in his community and the world.

  • the guest

    The girl expressed no remorse or grief. Very low character heartless girl.

  • the guest

    Interesting point.

  • the guest

    To the justice system, yes.

  • Bree

    So true, my cousins can testify.

  • E Ethel Ballys

    Funny, I was told minorities were treated more harshly by the American justice system. Time and time again been proven wrong.

  • E Ethel Ballys

    Seems like his role in this was just as large as those he is testifying against. Is it normal to allow major players in a serious crime to get a deal like this? To me, this type of bargaining should be reserved for getaway drivers, cell phone filters, aided/abettter types.

  • Witch

    Look again
    Hes a Hispanic .

  • luVn_liFe…

    disgusting!

  • missmiami305

    He should be locked under the damn jail. He’ll be in trouble again.

  • Soon2BWife

    I thought witness protection was just that. Protection for an innocent witness/bystander that saw or heard about a murder/crime and testified sending a defendant to jail. It seems that DA's are using it to guarantee a conviction. Consequently, allowing them more victories which increases their chances of remaining the DA. Tax payers should start questioning this. In a case like this, where the victim was murdered on camera, clearly identifing all the suspects why in God's name do you need a witness who also is one of the murders? Tax payers are paying to protect him???

  • the guest

    This!

  • the guest

    Your comment made me cry.

  • the guest

    Tommy Chong from Cheech and Chong did way more time for selling marijuana bongs on the Internet. There some kid given a life sentence for selling marijuana seeds.

    And the man in this article dragged a child to be beaten and stabbed to death and gets off with time served.

  • Real_Nigga_101

    A snitch will always be dealt with. R.I.P Junior.

  • ?HRH?_MYA

    It boggles the mind

  • ?HRH?_MYA

    He literally dragged him to his death

  • Panther Charleston

    Preach. You're right. God's vengeance does not need a jail and is by far better at rehabilitation than any manmade solution.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    True!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    IN NYC! Damn shame!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    So lil buddy traded 25 year in prison for a death sentence huh..thinking is obviously a challenge for this waste of skin..

  • Trentaye

    But when Hillary Clinton called young Black and Hispanic heterosexual men in gangs Super Predators in 1996, ya'll got mad and called her racist, remember?! Lol! Black people love defending the lowest rung THUG criminals and degenerates of the black race, then have the UNMITIGATED GALL to blame the prison industrial for punishing them? #N*ggaReasoning

  • Dowoop

    What does one have to do with the other?

  • tintin

    I don't care i would snitch too and get outta dodge. I wouldn't' be about no street code. Who in the world wants to do 25 years and they're only 18-20 years old.

  • Topic Influencer

    Welp. This lil fella better have the resources to get out of town. Quick. He better run for it. Run for it. RUN (in my Juvie voice)

    RIP to the boy killed for NO reason and no justice was seen. How awful for his family.

  • Soon2BWife

    Stand in front of his family and tell them this and see how it goes.

  • YellowSauce

    This is why don't trust the law ....
    They make deals with criminals
    It seems to me that if you commit a crime you should be mandated to tell what they need to know w/o a deal or get MORE time ....
    But that's just me ...shrugs SMH
    The law is all kinds of twisted

  • OvertheMississippi

    "Even when he's freed, he will be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life," Carrión added.

    AND???? Well-deserved!!

  • OvertheMississippi

    NOTHING!

  • YellowSauce

    Yup

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    They coming for him. Those Mexican gangs take LOYALTY and TRAITOR seriously! He will end up in somebodies mulcher or yeah can.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Truth....

  • Shamwow

    Qawmane finally got sentenced. Belly rolling metro. The boy who killed his mom.

  • Yoni7

    I watched video of this for hours when it happened. This boy killed him for what? Somebody's little sister that LOVED d!ck? Then turned out, you got the wrong person? The streets gone "take care of you" alright. I hope they won't take as long as these "goons" taking to get zimmerman.

  • Yoni7
  • Yoni7

    Anybody hear the story about a chick named Dominique Clayton, who LOVED when the police brutalized black folks. Only to turn around and get shot down.........by a cop?

  • Renee26

    Actually this proves that point... Had that been Chad or Bradley that was murdered by thugs none of them would be walking free. This brown boy's family isn't getting the justice they deserve.

    GTFOH

  • Renee26

    The gang probably terrorizes the whole neighborhood

  • Shamwow

    Sorry.. The boy from Chicago who killed his mother Yolanda Holmes who owned a beauty shop. It took them forever to convict him.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If he's smart, he'll probably move out of state and change his name. No way he can remain in NY and stay alive.

  • Yoni7

    OH WHY I think I know who you're talking about without even going to refresh my memory. He was like an African right. He wanted the insurance money. Then splurged it on cars and social media. Him?

  • n1kk1a

    Yeah.....he snitched....

  • Trace da Ace

    welp...he snitched thinking that this will help him...when in fact...once he gets out....he is a dead man walking.....one thing about the Hispanic gangs...they are savages....his days are numbered.

  • Moon Lee

    Pathetic morally... Let the streets handle his azz, drag his azz to his demise!??

  • Sweetness

    He didn't have to snitch because he HELPED TO KILL this young man. And it's all caught on tape. It's like...why you running instead of pleading to that young man's family for forgiveness. Don't be a punk/scared now. Face that Karma..do something good with the time that you have left..it just much save your life.

  • Shawty

    How the quote go....death before dishonor. You gonna get killed dude

  • Applebootay

    So he walks for snitching on the other gang members that actually physically murdered him? Why? because he only punched him and dragged him out the store but watched while the others murdered him?

  • Reina1718

    The lil sister story was fake, they been said that... the brutally killed that lil boy tho, but they all were in gangs & those Dominicans are ruthless

  • TheOwley

    "Alvarez said, due to his testimony, the Trinitarios gang marked him as a traitor. He has been in protective custody since striking the deal."
    So you tell the truth about how you murdered someone and you walk away free. No one will cry when the gang finds him. NYC if full of real rats and judicial rats. Disgusting place.

  • Bree

    I don't think it should be called snitching in a murder investigation. Anybody in their right man who has a family member slain would want justice to prevail. I have had family members killed and nobody came forth with anything to help find the person or persons that pulled the trigger. That's hard for a family, having no closure. But if I did the crime, I will do the time. Either way God is the final judge.

  • Bree

    He and his family will probably be shipped to an undisclosed location

  • Shamwow

    Yes he was a light skin black boy from Chicago. They finally convicted him, he used the money from his mothers bank account and insurance money from her death. To flex on the gram. This doofus set it all up. Trying to be a thug.

  • Parent

    God this case is so heartbreaking. That poor young man. His poor mother. Savagely killed on the street. These bastards who did this will suffer, whether in jail or not.

  • Parent

    Watched a very disturbing video of a young man being kicked and punched in the head repeatedly on a NYC subway. It really broke my spirit.

  • CassieOG

    He better not return to the Bronx. People are so disgusted by what happened he isn't safe, or his family. He has to live his whole life looking behind, in front and all sides. Karma is waiting.

  • Queen B

    He better move to another country and change his name

  • Ariesjerk

    The police themselves not even concerned with the little boy's life lost. They corner9ed ole boy in a room and made him drop dime on everything and everyone involved with whatever crimes they committed. And sadly when they get what they want. Protective custody is not going to matter no more.

  • pynkrose407

    He was tough dragging an innoncent child to his death but now he wants to be honest and tell the truth, he still needs time for his part in this as well if anythinghe is the main one cause if he was not for him dragging JR he may have been able to get away or something.

  • Allihave2say

    Christ said a lot he just did it so smoothly they didn't have time to get angry until laying in bed reflecting, "did he..?"

  • Rhondalousey

    I sure hope so.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Hugs

  • lovelygamour

    he got this deal to show other gang members that they dont have to remain loyal. i would snitch. they gave him the wrong person. so to me all loyalty goes out the window. plus, they shouldve said "no, this is a family problem". the man who sent them needs to be in jail but they may kill him. also, they all look alike in that area. why didnt they verify that they had the right person.

  • supastar

    This is not justice. No one should get a deal!!

  • E Ethel Ballys

    That’s what they always at. If it’s a big sentence, it’s cause he black. If it’s a small sentence, it’s cause the victim is black. That’s what u call victim culture.