After being convicted in the brutal killing of a teenager in the Bronx, 2 out of the 5 men who killed the teen showed no remorse when they were being sentenced by the judge.
Images that were shared with the public showed the 2 killers throwing up the Trinatarios gang sign.
Trinatarios is a New York-based street gang that is composed of Dominican Americans.
25-year-old Jonaiki Martinzes Estrella and 23-year-old Jose Muniz were seen smiling and throwing up gang signs before they got their jail terms.
The gesture the 2 gangsters made is the 7 points sign of the gang.
Police sources confirmed the gang sign to the New York Post.
The police source reportedly said, “I can’t believe these guys are that brazen. They will have a lot of time to practice their signs in jail.”
Lou Savera, a former NYPD Sergeant, said it was a national symbol for the Trinatarios. The gang has members in Washington Heights and even Iowa.
Lou said, “Throwing it up was basically shoving it up the a** of the system that the Trinitarios will be who they are forever and you can put us in prison and we don’t respect your system. They were arrogant from the very beginning. That’s what they were doing the whole trial, showing they’re not afraid of the system and it’s more important for them to be gang members than someone’s life.”
Estrella, the person who stabbed 15-year-old Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz to death, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.
Muniz, on the other hand, received 25-years in Jail.
Estrella reportedly told the court that he had no intention to kill the young kid.
Muniz said he was there when the incident happened, but he was not the one who killed him.
Muniz added, “That is why I used the other side of the machete to cause no injury.”
The gang killed 15-year-old Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz in a case of mistaken identity over a sex tape.
In a video that was released when the incident happened, it showed the 15-year-old teen seeking refuge in a grocery store in New York where the shop owner can be seen trying to help the kid.
15-year-old Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz, who wanted to be a police officer when he grew up, was brutally murdered by the gang.
He was dragged out of the grocery store and was hacked to death with a machete.