A mural dedicated to Lesandro Guzman Feliz outside the bodega where he was stabbed to death in the Bronx.

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Mural Dedicated To Bronx Stabbing Victim, Mother Calls For End To Gang Violence

July 02, 2018 - 7:56 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A special prayer service was held in the Bronx on Sunday night in memory of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman Feliz whose short life has been memorialized at the site where he was murdered by a gang.

The mural depicts Lesandro -- known by the nickname 'Junior' -- as an angel. It includes 48 candles for the 48th Precinct; Junior's dream was to become a detective.

The artwork was finished on Sunday night, as a memorial service was held at a nearby church.

A priest translated for Junior's mother.

"What we need to do now is work together and stay united to make sure that gangs and gang life in general comes to an end," he said.

Junior was stabbed outside of a bodega in a case of mistaken identity.

Seven men arrested in Junior's death were expected to appear in court in the Bronx on Monday, as prosecutors laid out indictments on charges of murder and gang assault.

Authorities say the men dragged Junior out of a bodega on East 183rd Street and stabbed and slashed him to death with a machete.