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4 Gang Members Convicted in Fatal Bed-Stuy Robbery, DA Says

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Four gang members were convicted of murder and robbery after fatally stabbing a 23-year-old man and injuring his brother during a Bedford-Stuyvesant robbery in 2014, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

Carmello Bello, 28; Miguel Bello, 34; Javier Ortiz, 35; and Martin Carillo, 36, are facing up to life in prison for the death of 23-year-old Juan Carlos Luna-Juarez and an attack on his 27-year-old brother, Angel, on Sept. 7, 2014.

The suspects, who officials identified as members of the Ninos Malos gang, approached the two brothers as they were heading home from work at around 1:50 a.m. and demanded money, prosecutors said.

The group punched, kicked and stabbed the pair, and took off with a bike and backpack.

Shortly after the attack, the gang members were arrested near the crime scene on Myrtle Avenue between Marcy and Tompkins avenues, officials said.

Two suspects had blood on their clothes, and police found a knife on another. Two more knives were discovered in the area, prosecutors said.

Miguel Bello, of Bed-Stuy, admitted to being on the scene and stabbing a victim, according to the DA’s Office.

Juan Luna-Juarez was stabbed 10 times and died of a puncture wound to his heart, according to prosecutors. His brother suffered wounds to his leg and back, and was later threatened by one of the defendants in court, officials said. No further details were available on the threat.

The four men are scheduled for sentencing April 17, officials said.

Attorney information for Ortiz and Carillo was not immediately available. An attorney for Carmello and Miguel Bello did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.