Nearly a year after the brutal murder of an innocent 15-year-old Lesandro Junior Guzman outside a Bronx bodega, "Justice for Junior" finally reached the hands of the people AKA jurors.
On Thursday the jury came back with a verdict finding all 5 gang members GUILTY of first-degree murder in clean-sweep verdict in the killing of Junior in a case of mistaken identity.
Defense attorneys for the five men accused in the death of Junior tried arguing that their clients did not intend to kill the teen, while prosecutors in their closing arguments maintained there's no question the suspects intended to end his life.
"It was manslaughter or assault, but it wasn't murder," defense attorney, Kyle Watters, said about a first-degree murder conviction. "None of this was torture," Watters said of the 20-second attack. "It was quick."