Eric Adams, the frontrunner in the upcoming Democratic mayoral primary, picked up an endorsement from the mother of the Bronx teen whose bodega beating death shocked the city.
Leandra Feliz, Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz’s mother, endorsed the Brooklyn borough president and former cop during a Friday rally against gun violence in Harlem.
“Junior” was savagely stabbed by a group of Trinitarios gang members in a case of mistaken identity in 2018.
The heinous Belmont murder of the 15-year-old aspiring police officer was caught on security footage and made national headlines.
“That was horrible. Everybody remember what they did to Junior, an innocent kid, only 15 years old,” Feliz said.
“Everybody saw the videos, how they abused him. We need to stop the violence. We need……to have the City safe again. I want justice for Junior and I want justice for all.
“That’s why I endorse Eric Adams for our new mayor in New York City. We need somebody with experience. We need somebody who knows how to (deal) with … crime. We have to stop the violence. We need a strong hand to stop the violence. Let’s work together,” the grieving mother said.
A New York Post poll released Friday found Adams holding a five-point edge as the first choice of voters ahead of Tuesday’s ranked voting election.
The Democrat who wins the crowded contest is expected to take City Hall this November in the heavily blue city.