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Vigil marks hate-crime death

November 08, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Dozens of people are holding a candlelight vigil on Long Island to mark the one-year anniversary of the stabbing death of Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero.

Lucero was fatally attacked by what prosecutors called a "lynch mob" near the Patchogue train station a year ago today.

Seven teenagers have been charged in the slaying. Last week, one of the suspects pleaded guilty to conspiracy and hate crime charges and agreed to testify against the others.

On Saturday, nearly 100 people sang, held hands and prayed at the train station. Lucero's brother, sister, mother and other relatives were among them.

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