Owner cleans up deli where 'Junior' was attacked

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The owner of an East 184th Street deli where 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was attacked has reopened its doors for cleanup.

The teen, known as "Junior," was killed outside the deli just over a month ago. A dozen people so far have been charged in connection with his death.

Police guarded the deli and its employees during Monday's cleanup. Bag after bag of discarded food was carted out of the store Monday afternoon. The family that owns the longtime business is in the process of salvaging what they can from inside.

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Francisco Marte, a member of the Bodega Association, says all of the store's refrigerated and perishable items are now spoiled. Since Junior's death, he says the bodega has received threats from some people who believe the owner did not do enough to help the teen.

The owner says he still fears for his life and business.

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