Hausch may testify today against Jeffrey Conroy
One of the four teenagers who admitted participating in the hate-crime attack that led to the stabbing death of Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero may testify Monday in a Riverhead courtroom against Lucero's alleged killer.
In November Hausch pleaded guilty to first-degree gang assault and fourth-degree conspiracy. He also pleaded guilty to second-degree assault as a hate crime and second-degree attempted assault as a hate crime in connection with two other attacks earlier on Nov. 8, 2008, the day of Lucero's slaying.
Prosecutors did not recommend a sentence, and Hausch - who has been out on bail - won't be sentenced until prosecution of the other six defendants is complete. Hausch, 19, of Medford, faces 5 to 25 years in prison on the top charge.
As part of his plea, Hausch agreed to continue to cooperate with authorities, including possibly testifying at the trials of his co-defendants.