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Jurors Brought to Tears During Closing Arguments of 'Junior' Guzman Trial

Some members of the jury were brought to tears by the prosecution, which showed Junior's last moments and graphic photos of the fatal wound

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Closing Arguments Continue in 'Junior' Guzman Trial

    Both the defense and prosecutors want the jury's verdict to come down to the intent of the suspects accused of killing the Bronx teen in a brutal bodega beatdown. NBC 4 New York's Erica Byfield reports. (Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Closing arguments continued Tuesday for the alleged gang members accused of killing Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz

    • Both the defense and prosecutors urged the jury to reach their verdict based off the suspects’ intent

    • Some members of the jury were brought to tears by the prosecution, which showed Junior's last moments and graphic photos of the fatal wound

    Closing arguments continued Tuesday for the alleged gang members accused of killing Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, with both the defense and prosecutors urging the jury to reach their verdict based off the suspects’ intent.

    Assistant District Attorney Morgan Dolan used her time to go into detail about what the five defendants are accused of doing — trapping Guzman at the Bronx bodega and hacking him to death with a machete.

    She used her summation to show the jury the 15-year-old’s final moments repeatedly, slowing it down to show each defendant’s actions. The ADA’s argument also included graphic autopsy photos — including the slit on Junior’s neck the medical examiner says killed him — bringing some members of the jury to tears.

    “This 15 year old boy, moments before death, fought like hell to get away,” said Dolan.

    Never-Seen Attack Video Shown at Machete Murder Trial

    [NATL NY] Never-Seen Attack Video Shown at Machete Murder Trial

    Startling never-before-seen footage of the savage machete attack in a Bronx bodega that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy was presented by prosecutors on the second day of the Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz trial. Erica Byfield reports.

    (Published Monday, May 20, 2019)

    The defense told jurors earlier in the day that the prosecution had failed to prove the suspects wanted to kill Junior, arguing testimony from star witnesses showed the men “intended to hurt Junior, not kill him.”

    Jury deliberations begin on Thursday.

     

    Key Witness Testifies For Second Day in "Junior" Trial

    [NY] Key Witness Testifies For Second Day in "Junior" Trial

    A self-proclaimed gang member testified for a second day in the murder trial of teen Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz. Erica Byfield reports.

    (Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019)

    Closing arguments continued Tuesday for the alleged gang members accused of killing Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, with both the defense and prosecutors urging the jury to reach their verdict based off the suspects’ intent.

    Assistant District Attorney Morgan Dolan used her time to go into detail about what the five defendants are accused of doing — trapping Guzman at the Bronx bodega and hacking him to death with a machete.

    She used her summation to show the jury the 15-year-old’s final moments repeatedly, slowing it down to show each defendant’s actions. The ADA’s argument also included graphic autopsy photos — including the slit on Junior’s neck the medical examiner says killed him — bringing some members of the jury to tears.

    “This 15 year old boy, moments before death, fought like hell to get away,” said Dolan.

    The defense told jurors earlier in the day that the prosecution had failed to prove the suspects wanted to kill Junior, arguing testimony from star witnesses showed the men “intended to hurt Junior, not kill him.”

    Jury deliberations begin on Thursday.

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