3 jurors test positive for COVID in 'Junior' murder trial
Judge Marcus Martin informed the jurors of the ongoing Lesandro "Junior" Guzman Feliz case that three members of the jury have tested positive for COVID-19.
An alternate juror was one of the positive cases yesterday, and a second alternate tested positive this past weekend. The third case was announced today.
Both defendants, Diego Suero and Frederick Then, are accused of ordering a rival gang hit that prosecutors say led to the 2018 killing of Feliz.
Due to the pandemic, the start of their trial was delayed approximately two years.
If convicted, Then and Suero face a similar amount of prison time to the five members of the Trinitarios gang who received 25 years to life in prison in 2019.