Mom of Bronx gang-murder victim Lesandro Guzman-Feliz screams at accused killers in courtroom confrontation

The mother of a Bronx teen hacked to death by machete-wielding gang members howled in anger and anguish Wednesday at two of the accused killers.

“Asesino!” shouted Leandra Guzman, using the Spanish word for “killer” during a hearing for murder suspects Jonaiki Martinez Estrella and Daniel Fernandez. Her son Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz was brutally slain in a June 20 case of mistaken identity by members of the Trinitarios gang, authorities charged.

The victim’s mother — wearing a black shirt and a button bearing a picture of her slain son — was led from the courtroom by relatives after the emotional outburst. She stayed outside for a short time and returned for the rest of the hearing after regaining her composure.

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Bronx teen killed outside of bodega -- Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz
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Bronx teen killed outside of bodega -- Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was fatally stabbed in a vicious attack outside of a Bronx bodega.

(Photo: NYPD Chief of Detectives)

Members of the public gather outside the funeral for Lesandro Guzman-Feliz on June 27, 2018 in New York. - Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, was stabbed to death outside a Bronx bodega in an apparent case of mistaken identity. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP) (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ June 26. Extradition hearing for Manuel Rivera, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Jose Muniz, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz. (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Danel Fernandez, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Santiago Rodriguez, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Joniki Martinez, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz. (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Surveillance video shows Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz trying to hide in a bodega from his machete-wielding atta… https://t.co/9O56AMvWth
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Santiago Rodriguez, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (Howard Simmons/New York Daily News.) (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 :People visit murder site to mourn the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JUSTICE FOR JUNIOR: 19 year old Kevin Alvarez appeared in court tonight. He’s facing murder and other charges in th… https://t.co/dUBn5z4IoX
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Jose Muniz, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz . (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Jose Taveres, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 : Candles are placed at the murder site after the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 : Candles are placed at the murder site after the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 :People visit murder site to mourn the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 :People visit murder site to mourn the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 : Candles are placed at the murder site after the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Crowd jeers as 19-year-old Kevin J Alvarez is walked away in handcuffs; charged with Murder 2, Manslaughter, Gang A… https://t.co/bGRaNLw7JA
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 :People visit murder site to mourn the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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As the morning court session stretched toward the afternoon, with the defendants appearing in pairs, Guzman kept her head tilted toward the courtroom floor while biting her fingernails.

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The first eight of the 11 defendants due in Bronx Criminal Court entered pleas of not guilty in the case. Each suspect, wearing beige prison-issued outfits, stood silently as defense attorneys spoke on their behalf.

Authorities charged a dozen gang members in connection with the brutal execution of the 15-year-old aspiring police officer. The suspects yanked the badly outnumbered youth from a Bronx bodega and delivered him to his death at the hands of gang-bangers with knives and a machete, cops said.

The 12th suspect in the cruel attack was arrested last week in Connecticut and was the only one of the suspects not scheduled for a Wednesday court appearance.

The arrest of Luis Cabrarasantos, 25, of the Bronx, was the last one anticipated in the case, police said. A tip led cops to the suspect, who was ordered held on $1 million bond before his extradition to the Bronx.

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