Suspect in murder of Bronx teen indicted; pleads not guilty

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One of the suspects in the brutal murder of a Bronx teen was indicted in court Friday.

Kevin Alvarez faced a judge for his second court hearing in the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz.

The 19-year-old was charged with murder, manslaughter, assault and gang assault. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Alvarez is believed to be seen on tape dragging Junior by his collar from the bodega to the sidewalk. Seconds later, officials say Junior was repeatedly stabbed with knives and had his throat cut with a machete.

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According to recent published reports, Alvarez has claimed that he didn't know the other eight suspects, who are members of the Trintrarios gang, were going to kill Junior.

Alvarez's lawyer says he is cooperating with authorities.

News 12 has been told by sources that Junior's murder was a case of mistaken identity.

Junior's family were also present in court Friday to see Alvarez in person for the first time.

Six suspects who were apprehended in New Jersey and the eighth suspect that was taken into custody in the Bronx are expected to face a judge at the Bronx Hall of Justice on Monday.

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