Junior’s mom removed from court during cross-examination of star witness
Leandra Feliz, mother of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, had to be escorted out of the courtroom after appearing to lose control during the trial of five men charged with Guzman-Feliz's murder.
She was screaming out, "no, no," and hysterically crying.
This happened during the cross-examination of star witness Kevin Alvarez.
The lawyer was breaking down video of Alvarez dragging Guzman-Feliz out of a bodega.
Lawyers were asking him if he was aware that the group outside had weapons.
He said he was but that he wasn't aware they were going to use them, when Feliz broke down and was forced to leave.
An ambulance was called to the courtroom. Feliz tells News 12 her blood pressure was through the roof after watching the video. She says she was triggered by the part of the video that showed bodega employees opening up a counter door allowing Alvarez to get to her son.
During testimony Thursday, Alvarez admitted he lied in a news interview he did from jail last June in which he denied gang ties and knowing the gang was armed. Alvarez also testified that there was never an order for the gang to kill anyone the night of Junior's death.
Alvarez says he agreed to testify for Junior's family and his family.
The trial resumes Tuesday.