12th man arrested in machete killing to be extradited as police say he’s the last suspect

The 12th — and apparently last — suspect in the mistaken-identity machete killing of 15-year-old Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz agreed Tuesday to be extradited from Connecticut to New York.

Luis Cabrarasantos, 25, wore a red jumpsuit as he appeared in Waterbury Superior Court on charges of murder and gang assault. No family members of the victim or the suspect were present as Judge Eric Coleman presided.

Cabrarasantos, with his lawyer Christopher Sheehan and a Spanish interpreter, agreed to the terms of extradition. The suspect will be picked up by New York law enforcement and brought back to the city on July 17. He was held on $1 million bond, and will be represented by another attorney in New York.

Cabrarasantos, who has no criminal record, lives in the Bronx and has been working as a mechanic and plumber in Manhattan for the past year.

NYPD Chief William Aubry said authorities had hundreds of tips coming in through their CrimeStoppers phone line. “A lot of resourceful information coming out of that,” he said. “And that’s how we got our 12th arrest.”

It appears the 12th suspect could be the last.

“We’re not currently looking for any additional people but that could always change,” Aubry said at a press conference. “We made a commitment to Junior’s family to unturn every stone. And I think we’ve worked very, very hard to go through the evidence. So I’m very satisfied right now with these 12.”

Judge Coleman asked Cabrarasantos a series of questions, including “Do you understand the demanding state is accusing you of (murder) and gang assault?” and “Do you consent to the return in custody to the demanding state (of New York) for the purpose of answering the crimes charges against you?”

Cabrarasantos said yes.

Connecticut authorities stopped Cabrarasantos’ car Monday when a trooper’s license plate reader alerted them that the vehicle was wanted in connection with a New York homicide, officials said.

Cabrarasantos, who was driving with several passengers, is allegedly among the many alleged Trinitarios gang members involved in the murder of Guzman-Feliz outside a Bronx bodega on June 20.



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