NEW YORK — An entire unit meant to house 50 inmates at Rikers Island has been set aside for three of the men accused of killing 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz at a Bronx bodega, a high-ranking jail source told PIX11 News Tuesday.
Those three men – Danel Fernandez, 21; Jose Muniz, 21 and Santiago Rodriguez, 24 – have been isolated from other inmates because of threats made against them, sources said. Other inmates “want blood from them.”
“I’ve never seen an entire unit dedicated to just three suspects,” a source told PIX11.
Three men – Danel Fernandez, 21; Jose Muniz, 21 and Santiago Rodriguez, 24 – accused in the killing of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz have been isolated from other inmates because of threats made against them, sources said. They are staying by themselves in a Rikers Island jail unit meant to hold 50 inmates.
PIX11 News obtained exclusive jailhouse photos showing the accused killers.
In the first photo, Muniz — accused of hacking the teen with a machete — is seen leaning against a wall, while two other suspects, Fernandez and Rodriguez, sit on the floor.
They are being held by themselves in the GRVC Building, a unit meant to house 50 inmates. Now, it’s being used solely for the accused Trinitarios gang members charged in the June 20 slaying.