Man who allegedly OK’d attack that led to Junior’s death denied bail
Bail was denied Thursday for the man prosecutors say ordered the hit that led to the fatal stabbing of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz.
Feliz-Guzman, also known as Junior, was killed after being slashed in the neck last June by alleged members of the Trinitarios gang outside a bodega in Belmont.
Diego Suero, who is facing murder and conspiracy charges, did not say a single word in court. His attorney Jorge Guttlein argued that there is no evidence placing his client at the scene of the crime in Belmont the night Junior died and no proof of the prosecution's theory that Suero is the "boss of bosses" for the Los Surés sect of the Trinitarios.
Bronx Assistant District Attorney Morgan Dolan responded by pointing to texts and pictures recovered from Suero's two phones. She says messages received in the days prior to the stabbing OK’d a hit on the rival Sunset sect, which led to the attack on Junior in what police have called a case of mistaken identity.
Prosecutors also say pictures on Suero's phones show him making Trinitarios gang signs, wearing beads that indicate his high rank within the gang and posing with other suspects arrested in connection with Junior's murder.
Judge Robert Neary decided to remand Suero without bail. His next court date will be May 2.
A gag order was placed on the attorneys from both sides.