Jeffrey Conroy, 17, front, is led out of (Credit: Photo by James Carbone)

Jeffrey Conroy, 17, front, is led out of Fifth Precinct in Patchogue with six other suspects for arraignment in Central Islip. Conroy was the alleged stabber in what police say was a hate crime turned fatal.

Patchogue hate crime slaying

Trial of seven teenagers in the death of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero.

Seven teens accused in a hate crime killing
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Seven teens accused in a hate crime killing are led out of Fifth Precinct in Patchogue. (Nov. 10, 2008)

Jeffrey Conroy, 17, front, and other teens arrested
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Jeffrey Conroy, 17, front, and other teens arrested in a hate crime killing, are led out of a police station for their arraignment in Central Islip. Conroy is accused of being the stabber in the hate crime. (Nov. 10, 2008)

Nicholas Hausch at Stony Brook University Hospital where
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Nicholas Hausch at Stony Brook University Hospital where he said he was visiting a friend. Asked about testifying against Jeffrey Conroy, Hausch said, "I had to do what I had to do." (June 11, 2010)

Nicholas Hausch at Stony Brook University Hospital where
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Nicholas Hausch at Stony Brook University Hospital where he said he was visiting a friend. Asked about testifying against Jeffrey Conroy, Hausch said, "I had to do what I had to do." (June 11, 2010)

Anthony Hartford, 17, of Medford appears in court
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Anthony Hartford, 17, of Medford appears in court in Riverhead on Jan. 28, 2009, to answer charges in connection with the death of Marcelo Lucero in 2008 in Patchogue.

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Kevin Shea, one of the seven boys accused
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Kevin Shea, one of the seven boys accused in a hate crime slaying, appears in Riverhead court. (Feb. 3, 2009)

Jeffrey Conroy stands next to his lawyer, Bill
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Jeffrey Conroy stands next to his lawyer, Bill Keahon, in Riverhead Criminal Court. (Feb. 2, 2009)

Jeffrey Conroy, 17, front, is led out of
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Jeffrey Conroy, 17, front, is led out of Fifth Precinct in Patchogue with six other suspects for arraignment in Central Islip. Conroy was the alleged stabber in what police say was a hate crime turned fatal.

Jordan Dasch, 19, of Medford, pleads guilty at
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Jordan Dasch, 19, of Medford, pleads guilty at Riverhead Criminal Court, Thursday. (Feb. 25, 2010)

Suspect Jordan Dasch, 17 of Medford.
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Suspect Jordan Dasch, 17 of Medford.

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Jose Pacheco appears in court in Riverhead. (Jan.
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Jose Pacheco appears in court in Riverhead. (Jan. 28, 2009)

Nicholas Hausch appears in court in Riverhead last
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Nicholas Hausch appears in court in Riverhead last year. He pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the killing of Marcelo Lucero. (Jan. 28, 2009)

Kevin Shea, one of the seven boys accused
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Kevin Shea, one of the seven boys accused in a hate crime slaying, appears in Riverhead court. (Feb. 3, 2009)

Christopher Overton appears in court on Jan. 28,
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Christopher Overton appears in court on Jan. 28, 2009.

Jeffrey Conroy, 17, right, is led out of
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Jeffrey Conroy, 17, right, is led out of Fifth Precinct in Patchogue with six other suspects for arraignment in Central Islip. Conroy was the alleged stabber in what police say was a hate crime turned fatal.

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Sherri Pacheco is the mother of Jose Pacheco,
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Sherri Pacheco is the mother of Jose Pacheco, one of seven teenagers charged in the hate killing of Marcelo Lucero. (Oct. 20, 2009)

Elder Fernandez, 36, reflects on his friendship with
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Elder Fernandez, 36, reflects on his friendship with victim Marcelo Lucero, 37, who was stabbed to death along Railroad Avenue Saturday night around 11:55 p.m. Hernandez said his friend was on the way to his house to watch a movie with him, but instead he found him laying in the driveway.

Isabel Lucero, sister of victim Marcelo Lucero, at
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Isabel Lucero, sister of victim Marcelo Lucero, at Riverhead Criminal Court after Jose Pacheco plead guilty in taking part of killing of her brother Marcelo Lucero. (Dec. 2, 2009)

Joselo Lucero and Isabel Lucero, brother and
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Joselo Lucero and Isabel Lucero, brother and sister of victim Marcelo Lucero, address media at Riverhead Criminal Court after Jose Pacheco plead guilty in taking part of killing of their brother Marcelo Lucero. (Dec. 2, 2009)

Marcelo Lucero, 37, was fatally stabbed in 2008
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Marcelo Lucero, 37, was fatally stabbed in 2008 during a racially-motivated attack in Patchogue by seven teenagers. Jeffrey Conroy, 17 at the time, of Medford, was convicted of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime and is serving a 25-year sentence in prison. The others are serving sentences between 5 and 8 years.

The scene where police say Marcelo Lucero ran
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The scene where police say Marcelo Lucero ran to as he was trying to get away from a group of seven that attacked him and eventually stabbed him to death in Patchogue.

A family photo of victim Marcelo Lucero, who
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A family photo of victim Marcelo Lucero, who police say was killed during an attack in Patchogue because of his ethnicity.

A key witness in the Jeffrey Conroy trial
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A key witness in the Jeffrey Conroy trial who was with the Marcelo Lucero the night was stabbed to death is expected to testify Wednesday in Riverhead.

People are seen holding candles at a vigil
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People are seen holding candles at a vigil for Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008. Police say Marcelo Lucero was killed by a group of teens from Patchogue.

An unidentified person waits in line, near a
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An unidentified person waits in line, near a portrait of the victim, Marcelo Lucero, to go inside Congregational Church of Patchogue.