Posted on April 18, 2005

Gang on Subway Rampage

Jose Martinez, Veronika Belenkaya and Tony Sclafani, New York Daily News, Apr. 13

A machete-wielding teen wolf pack out to hurt the boy courting one of their girlfriends killed the wrong kid on a Bronx subway platform yesterday, cops said.

Marviel Martinez, 17, died at St. Barnabas Hospital after the marauders slashed his head and plunged the long, sharp blade into his back about 8 a.m., police said.

“They killed my son!” cried his father, Javier Martinez, 38. “They got him through the heart!”

The gang initially attacked Fernando Ramales, 16, whom police believe was the intended target because he had dared to eat lunch with one of the gang’s girlfriends at John F. Kennedy High School on Monday, law enforcement sources said.