NEW YORK — A rap video has emerged showing some of the Trinitarios murder suspects accused in the machete killing of a 15-year-old Bronx boy and one of them brags that “my mentality is set up like that of an Iraqi.”
The rap video, featuring suspect Jose “Canelito” Muniz in a leading role, was posted Thursday night. Law enforcement sources confirmed to PIX11 on Friday that the video shows Muniz and at least one of the other murder suspects.
Muniz is believed to be the killer who attacked Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz with a machete.
A number of young men are posing and rapping in the video. One performer is seen brandishing a semi-automatic weapon; others are tossing cash in the air.
Some other lines Muniz delivers in his video, which have been translated from Spanish:
- “I take out the .40 and they don’t move from there”
- “I’m hotter than a Guillotine”
- “My mentality is set up like that of an Iraqi”
- “This works for me because I’m a G”
The Trinitarios gang, which is composed primarily of members with Dominican ancestry, has been under the microscope since the savage June 20 machete murder of Guzman-Feliz.
It happened after he was dragged from inside a bodega at Bathgate Avenue and East 183 Street, in the Belmont section of the Bronx.
The teen desperately tried to save himself by stumbling back inside the bodega, with a terrible knife wound in his neck, but a person who has now been identified as a customer told him to get out. He took off running to a nearby hospital but collapsed on the sidewalk, mortally wounded.