La La Anthony comforts sister of innocent teen killed in Bronx stabbing
She lost her little brother in a heartbreaking mistaken-identity murder.
But Genesis Collado-Feliz, 17, has gained something of a big sister following the savage slaying of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz: glamorous TV star La La Anthony.
The actress and wife of the NBA’s Carmelo Anthony made a second visit Saturday to the murder-scene-turned-vigil outside a Bronx bodega to comfort the victim’s grieving sibling.
La La hugged Genesis and commiserated over Junior’s tragic death on June 20, when the 15-year-old was dragged from the Cruz and Chiky store and allegedly attacked by machete-wielding Trinitarios gang members.
La La and the heartsick Collado-Feliz chatted and embraced, then walked arm-in-arm amid well-wishers and an array of candles, balloons and teddy bears left in tribute.
At one point, La La removed her sunglasses, her eyes brimming with tears.
As with a prior visit with the victim’s family on June 25 — La La’s 39th birthday — Saturday’s visit was no publicity stunt.
“I can’t do any interviews,” La La said solemnly.
All a somber Carmelo would say when asked for his thoughts was, “It’s hard. It’s hard right now.”
La La posted on Instagram: “I wanted to offer our love and support to Lesandro “Junior’s” family.
“His sister … reached out and told me he loved Melo,” she wrote. “So I asked Mel to go with me . . . Seeing his family smile when we walked in the door is something I will never forget.”
The Anthonys also have made donations to the family’s GoFundMe.
The innocent victim — who had joined the NYPD Explorers program and aspired to be a cop — attracted national attention after the NYPD distributed video of the attack.
Eight men have been charged in the crime and are in custody.
Additional reporting by Laura Italiano
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