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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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  • Police: Man Accused of Hate Crime Had Feud with Church

    Police: Man Accused of Hate Crime Had Feud with Church
    A man arrested on charges of planting hate messages on the altar of a church earlier this week and hurling a log and a bottle at a churchgoer Friday night was reportedly feuding with the pastor over church fees, police said Saturday. No one was hurt....
  • 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......
  • Family Faces Patchogue Teens Accused of Killing Son

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y (WPIX) -- A petite and frail-looking Rosario Lucero traveled all the way from Ecuador to face the seven Patchogue teens accused in the brutal racially motivated beating and stabbing death of her son Marcelo Lucero back in November. But the...
  • 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......
  • Ruckus over police forms: Suffolk's Levy raps Ramos

     
    Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is returning fire at Assemb. Philip Ramos (left) in the ruckus over police forms that ask if a crime victim is a temporary resident or a foreign national. As reported by Rick Brand: Ramos......
  • Teen Suspects in Beating Death of Immigrant Face New Charges

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Three of the seven Patchogue teens charged in the beating death of Marcelo Lucero that were out on bail, didn't walk out of court Wednesday, after being charged with additional hate crimes. All of the teens now face more...
  • Barack Who? Suffolk's Levy goes more Web-ular

     
    While most Democrats focused on Martin Luther King Day or the inauguration, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy has launched a new political Web site, dubbed ???Team Levy??? to enlist volunteers, solicit donations and explain who he really is. The......
  • Ten for Friday: Unemployment at 15-year high, rising

     
    New numbers show unemployment hitting 7.2 percent, a 15-year high, and it's still going up, framing the entire political conversation for the moment. Obama's transcendency finally touches the earthbound muck of politics, as various Dems in Congress...
  • Ten for Friday: Auto failure = Wall Street doom

     
    An auto bailout failed in the Senate after Republicans demanded cuts in UAW wages to the level of non-union competitors, and the UAW wouldn't go along. It seemed to reflect yet another grand failure of America's political leadership. Global......
  • Naked Ambition

     
    What was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. New York City-based businessman Fernando Mateo arriving in Patchogue after the Marcelo Lucero slaying and presenting himself as spokesman for the victim's family. 2. New York City......
  • Levy for the record: Hate-crime stats match the norm

     
    From Reid Epstein, reporting from Suffolk: The Suffolk Police Department???s official hate crime statistics, which show one anti-Hispanic hate crime in 2007 ??? down from 15 in 2004 ??? have been questioned by immigrant and Latino activists and county.......