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Marcelo Lucero

Marcelo Lucero
Marcelo Lucero, 38, who moved to Patchogue 15 years ago, was fatally attacked by seven students, all 17 and 16 years old from the Patchogue-Medford High School, according to Suffolk police. They were charged with felony gang assault. One of them, Jeffrey Conroy, also was charged with manslaughter as a hate crime for allegedly stabbing Lucero in the chest. In front of a Central Islip courtroom, Assistant District Attorney Nancy Clifford said the group plotted late Saturday to target a Hispanic stranger in a racially motivated attack.
Marcelo Lucero, 38, who moved to Patchogue 15 years ago, was fatally attacked by seven students, all 17 and 16 years old from the Patchogue-Medford High School, according to Suffolk police. They were charged with felony gang assault. One of them, Jeffrey Conroy, also was charged with manslaughter as a hate crime for allegedly stabbing Lucero in the chest. In front of a Central Islip courtroom, Assistant District Attorney Nancy Clifford said the group plotted late Saturday to target a Hispanic stranger in a racially motivated attack. « Show less

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  • Steve Levy: Sometimes doesn't tell the truth

     
    At the close of today's press conference about vandalism at a Bay Shore gay and lesbian youth center, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy told the assembled reporters, "Thank you all very much, I'll be around for your one-on-ones." Levy......
  • Judge Sonia: N.Y. in D.C., with contentious edge

     
    Cesar Perales was seated early, before the Senate hearing room filled up. He stayed, just a couple of rows back from Judge Sonia Sotomayor and her relatives, all the way through the hours of speech making that consumed the......
  • Patchogue Victim Recalled as 'Peaceful Guy'

    Marcello Lucero usually drove to get around, but he chose to walk to a friend's place in Patchogue late Saturday, his brother said. It was on that walk that Lucero, 37, was fatally stabbed because he is Hispanic, police said. Joselo Lucero, 34,...
  • Teens Charged In Racially Motivated Attack

    PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - The seven high school students accused of killing a man just because he looked Hispanic faced a judge today. The heinous crime created shock waves across the state. Long Island reporter Rob Hoell was in Patchogue where it happened and...
  • Latino Group Suing Parents of Hate Crime Suspects

    A Latino advocacy group is suing the parents of the seven Patchogue-Medford High School students charged in the fatal stabbing of an Ecuadorean immigrant, saying the mothers and fathers should be held accountable for how they raise the children. The...
  • 7 Teens Face Gang Assault Charges in Hate-Crime Slaying

    One is a three-sport athlete. Another is a quiet teenager who became more withdrawn after his mother died a few years ago. A third is awaiting sentencing for his involvement in a violent home invasion that left a man dead. Somehow they came together...
  • Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Marcelo Lucero Slaying

  • Hispanic Officer to Lead Troubled Suffolk County Precinct

    PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - He is the highest ranking Hispanic officer in the Suffolk County police department, now Inspector Aristedes Mojica will take command of the fifth precinct, which has recently come under intense scrutiny after a series of bias attacks,...
  • Mastic Residents Wake Up to Racial Vandalism

    Racist graffiti, some targeting President-elect Barack Obama, was scrawled on more than a dozen cars in a normally quiet Mastic neighborhood on Wednesday morning, police and residents said. A Suffolk County police spokesman said "multiple vehicles"...
  • Grand Jury Indicts Teens In Immigrant Killing

    PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK - Emotions continue to run high in the Long Island town of Patchogue. The state Human Rights Commissioner attended a meeting Friday aimed at healing the community and at times tempers flared. Things got real tense when Suffolk...
  • Guardian Angels Hitting Streets of Local Town to Combat Race Issues

    PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK - There's a new force patrolling the streets of Patchogue: the Guardian Angels. The Angels are spreading out into neighborhoods and on Main Street during night time hours. Their main mission is to add a level of protection for...
  • Charge in Hate-Slay Upgraded to Murder

    The teen accused of wielding the knife in the fatal hate-crime stabbing of an Ecuadorean immigrant in Patchogue will face an upgraded charge of murder, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. And all seven Patchogue-Medford High School students...