Charges filed against 6 men extradited from NJ in Bronx teen murder

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 16:35:20-04

THE BRONX — Police filed murder charges Wednesday against the six men extradited from Paterson to the Bronx in the death of a 15-year-old boy stabbed at a bodega one week ago.

Jose Muniz, 21; Jose Tavarez, 21; Joniki Martinez, 24; Daniel Fernandez, 21; Manuel Rivera, 18 and Antonio Hernandez-Santiago, 24 were charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang assault and assault with intent to cause injury with a weapon. Muniz and Hernandez-Santiago were also charged with first-degree murder. Police also charged Rivera with criminal possession of a weapon.

All six men were taken into custody in Paterson in connection with the killing of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz.

Two men were charged earlier this week. Police charged Kevin Alvarez, 19, with murder, manslaughter, gang assault and assault. They charged Elvin Garcia, 23, with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.

The six men taken into custody in New Jersey were all headed to court for arraignments Wednesday.

Police also revealed Wednesday that the gang related stabbing of a 14-year-old boy near the Bronx River Parkway was also connected to the murder of Guzman-Feliz. They did not reveal the exact connection.

Top from left to right: Daniel Fernandez, Joniki Martinez, Jose Muniz
Bottom form left to right: Jose Taverez, Manuel Rivera, Santiago Rodruez
(Photo Credit:Passaic County Prosecutor)