14th suspect in teen’s machete slaying pleads not guilty
NEW YORK (AP) — The 14th suspect arrested in the brutal gang-related slaying of a teenager outside a New York City deli has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
Twenty-year-old Frederick Then, of Reading, Pennsylvania, entered the plea at his arraignment Monday in connection with the June 20 machete death of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz.
He was ordered held without bail and is due back in court Oct. 25.
Authorities say the suspects are members of the violent Trinitarios gang. They said Guzman-Feliz was mistakenly targeted by the gang and stabbed outside the grocery store.
A widely shared video recording of the teen’s murder shocked the city.