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Suspected gang banger who admitted to dragging teen to stabbing death says he fears for his life behind bars: Report

One of the accused gang members facing murder charges following the June 20 stabbing death of Bronx teen Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz reportedly said he’s sleep deprived and fears for his life while behind bars.

Kevin Alvarez, 19, the alleged Trinitarios gang member reportedly seen dragging Guzman-Feliz, 15, out of a bodega before seven other stabbed to him death, told the New York Daily News that he didn’t know the other men were armed with knives and machetes. However, the local newspaper noted that the Trinitarios are notorious for carrying machetes.

Alvarez, who denied having ties to the New York-based gang, said he told Guzman-Feliz, “Come on, we are just going to fight,” leading the bodega owner to usher them outside. Surveillance cameras allegedly caught Guzman-Feliz holding onto the doorframe of Chiky Grocery as Alvarez dragged him outside to his violent death.

“I didn’t know that,” he told the Daily News. “I only saw [the knives] when I came out of the store. I backed up and put my arms up. I yelled at them to stop.”

Authorities believe the 15-year-old was a victim of mistaken identity as the suspects were carrying out revenge on who they thought was captured on a sex tape involving a teen girl.

Reports indicate that at least seven people are in custody in connection with the teen’s senseless death.

Alvarez was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and gang assault following the fatal stabbing. The young father told the Daily News that he was transferred out of Rikers due to threats from other inmates. He also claimed he has had difficulty sleeping since the ordeal.

“I was scared,” he said. “I don’t get scared. I was in the military, but I was so scared. People think I’m a monster. They want me dead, they want me gone.”

 

[Featured image: Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz/Facebook]