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MILLER PLACE/Man to begin prison sentence in teen's death

John White, the Miller Place man convicted of fatally shooting a Selden teenager during a 2006 confrontation outside White's home, is to surrender Thursday to begin serving his 2- to 4-year prison sentence, his attorney said Wednesday.

White, 56, a carpenter, was ordered by state court officials to appear before County Court Judge Barbara Kahn for an "execution of sentence" in Suffolk County Court in Riverhead.

"There will be a surrender then," said White's attorney, Frederick Brewington of Hempstead.

White, 56, who was convicted in December 2007 of second-degree manslaughter for shooting Daniel Cicciaro Jr., 17, in August 2006, has been free on $200,000 bail while he appealed his conviction.

Police and prosecutors have said Cicciaro and his friends went to White's home in search of White's son, Aaron, whom they mistakenly believed had threatened to rape a girl at a party they attended that night. In a confrontation at the end of White's driveway on Independence Way, White shot Cicciaro.

White's attorneys argued at his trial that he shot Cicciaro in self-defense. Prosecutors countered that White should have stayed inside his house and waited for police.

In May, a state appeals court declined to overturn White's conviction. The state Court of Appeals on June 29 refused to hear White's appeal.

- CARL MACGOWAN


MALVERNE/Son charged after fight with father

A son punched and kicked his dad, then struck him with "a police-type baton," Nassau police said Wednesday.

The father then threw a knife at his son, causing a laceration to his chest, police said. The son, identified as Mickey A. Dolinski, 29, of Oxford Street, was arrested at a hospital following the Tuesday incident. His father, 60, whose identity was not released, has not been charged.

Police said the pair argued at the home at about 7:30 p.m. and Dolinski "began punching and kicking the victim repeatedly," then hit him with the baton. Police said the father then threw a knife at his son.

A family member drove the son to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. The hospital staff notified police. Malverne and Nassau police each began an investigation.

Officers took the father to a hospital with possible broken ribs. The son was charged with second-degree assault.

- JOHN VALENTI


FREEPORT/N.J. man struck, killed by hit-and-run driver

A New Jersey man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Freeport, police said Wednesday.

Jose Ulloa Bonilla, 29, was struck about 1 a.m. Monday morning by a dark colored SUV, Nassau police said. Bonilla was crossing Sunrise Highway just east of South Bergen Place, police said.

Bonilla was on Long Island visiting a brother who lives in Floral Park, police said, but at the time of the incident, he had just left a Freeport nightspot.

Homicide Det. Gary Ferrucci said Bonilla was hit by an eastbound SUV that was traveling at a significant rate of speed and never slowed down after striking him. "Witnesses tell us he was flipped up over the SUV," Ferrucci said. "He just continued right on through. He never stopped."

Bonilla was taken by ambulance to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside where he was pronounced dead about an hour later, police said.

- BILL MASON

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